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.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing the FBI's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the panel also plans a hearing on the use of police force.
The subpoena requests are part of the committee's investigation into whether the Russia investigation was politically motivated.
"So much for Checks & Balances. So much for our 243 year Democratic Experiment," filmmaker Rob Reiner tweeted.
The White House lawyer provided Betsy DeVos with legal justification for ignoring a 2018 court order, prompting a judge to hold the Education Secretary in contempt of court last month.
Protesters gathered outside the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday to rally against President Trump's latest judicial nominee Steven Menashi.
"That's banana republic stuff! That is North Korea. That is Russia. That is China. What separates us from the rest of the world ... is our respect for the rule of law," former Senator Claire McCaskill said. "And this guy is trampling all over it!"
Former judge Andrew Napolitano said that the attorney general "was splitting hairs" in trying to explain his previous testimony to Congress.
The Senate Judiciary chairman suggested Avenatti and Swetnick tried to "knowingly mislead the committee" during the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.
"I'm going to call for an investigation of what happened in this committee," Graham said. "Who betrayed Dr. Ford's trust?"
"Feminists are their own worst enemies, and enemy of women," the fired Fox contributor tweeted.
Garrett Ventry, a communications aide to the Senate Judiciary Committee, denied the allegations.
Wendy Vitter accused Planned Parenthood of "killing over 150,000 females a year" and urged pro-lifers to share brochures linking abortion to breast cancer.
Watchdog groups including NAACP Legal Defense Fund and LGBTQ advocate Lambda Legal opposed David Stras' nomination.