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Democrats are calling for Sen. Dianne Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee after she hugged Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham at the close of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Thursday.
Barrett’s confirmation hearings have been politically divided from the start, with Republicans praising her judicial philosophy and Democrats fearing that she would slash the Affordable Care Act and overturn precedents like Roe v. Wade. Barrett also repeatedly avoided answering questions during the hearings.
On Thursday Feinstein not only hugged Graham, who chairs the committee, but also thanked him for a job well done.
“This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in,” Feinstein told Graham.
In response Brian Fallon, executive director of the progressive group Demand Justice, told the Associated Press that “it’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down,” and if she doesn’t “her colleagues need to intervene.” His group has also started an online petition people can sign if they agree with that sentiment.
Here’s Lindsey Graham, who refuses to take a coronavirus test, hugging 87-year-old Dianne Feinstein at the end of today’s hearing pic.twitter.com/f8h0tTLeGs
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics