Curtailing the right to associate and speak anonymously would do profound damage in the current political climate.
He suggested that if any witnesses are called by Democrat senators, the FBI would be called in a move that might extend the trial by months.
"Democrats do not get to score political points in an unprecedented act of political theater on one hand while also trying to claim the mantle of good government on the other," Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote to incoming chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
"The to-do list for the Senate Judiciary Committee is long, and of critical importance to the future progress of our country," Senator Dick Durbin said Monday.
This administration has exceeded all expectations in finding committed and youthful originalists and textualists and getting them into black robes.
On Wednesday, Kathryn Mizelle was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida despite never having tried a case since her admission to the bar.
At the same Senate hearing, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "We intend to learn from all of our experience with this election and bring all of that learning going forward to make it more robust."
Senator Dianne Feinstein made the request after President Donald Trump was projected to lose the election to President-elect Joe Biden.
Graham says the election is "by no means over" and encourages President Donald Trump to run again in 2024 if he loses the election.
The majority of all voters polled (51 percent), Democrats and Republicans, said the Senate should vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is facing a torrent of criticism, and calls to retire or step down from her position as ranking Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after praising confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
The California senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee questioned Judge Barrett on Tuesday, during the second of four confirmation hearings.
Six of the 10 Democratic senators of the Senate Judiciary Committee's minority members have pushed for Medicare for All over Obamacare.
"They're very well-versed in the stuff they make up," Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said.
"It is unfair for my colleagues to suggest...that if you're put on the United States Supreme Court you will be on a mission from God to deny health care coverage for pre-existing conditions for every American," Senator John Kennedy told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
We have had enough difficult decisions to make in 2020. The confirmation of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court should not be one of them.
A second anti-abortion ad uncovered Friday evening has prompted calls for the University of Notre Dame to release all of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's records.
Ernst said that "it would be smart" for the Senate Judiciary Committee to be tested for COVID-19, but committee member Lindsey Graham says he doesn't need one because of a letter from his doctor.
The Senate Majority Leader said five district court judges are set to be approved and he expects senators to return to Washington for work Monday.
GOP Senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis tested positive for the coronavirus just days after attending a White House event with Barrett.
Four percent of the likely voters polled told Quinnipiac pollsters they might change their mind before Election Day.
Democrats have guaranteed that politics will dominate the Ginsburg seat, but there is no constitutional reason for the politicization otherwise. The Constitution allows Trump to nominate someone for a vacancy right up until his term expires.
The current Democratic presidential nominee said in 2016 that he would push ahead with the nomination of a Supreme Court appointee "even a few months before a presidential election."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced her latest bout with cancer earlier this summer.