Sen. Blackburn: Dems’ ‘petty’ attempts to ‘demonize’ Amy Coney Barrett show what they think about conservative women
‘They will not slow us down,’ Blackburn vowed
Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Mike Braun react on ‘Fox & Friends Weekend.’
Democrats are willing to “demonize” Amy Coney Barrett in an effort to derail President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee out of spite, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said Sunday.
Blackburn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will approve the nominee, made the comment on “Fox & Friends” after two of her Democratic colleagues said they will not meet with Barrett, characterizing her as an “extreme jurist who will decimate health care.”
“I think it is very petty of them not to even open the door and sit down and have a conversation,” Blackburn said, “but … this is how the left treats conservative women.”
Democrats repeatedly indicated that they will oppose Barrett’s nomination, citing her conservative credentials which they see as a threat to health care and abortion rights, while also arguing that it is too close to Election Day for Trump to nominate a justice.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who joins Blackburn on the Judiciary Committee and will play a role in confirmation hearings, said he would oppose her confirmation “as I would any nominee proposed as part of this illegitimate sham process, barely one month before an election as Americans are already casting their votes.”
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, also said that she would not meet with Barrett when asked on CNN, although she said she would question her at the hearing.
“I will not be meeting with her, I will take the opportunity to question her when she is under oath,” she said.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1309969995502432256&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fpolitics%2Famy-coney-barrett-marsha-blackburn&siteScreenName=foxnews&theme=light&widgetsVersion=219d021%3A1598982042171&width=550px