On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) argued that social media CEOs should be subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee before the election. Hawley said, [relevant remarks begin around 11:00] “I’m absolutely of the view that they should have been subpoenaed, and they have been. But they
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Thursday to advance Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett out of the committee for a vote for full confirmation by the Senate next week. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing will start at 9:00 A.M. Eastern. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in a statement on Wednesday that is one
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to send Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation to the Senate floor for a vote on Thursday. The Democrat members of the committee boycotted and abstained from the vote, signifying a partisan endeavor to prevent the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nomination. JUST IN: Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously votes
The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday for their censorship practices. All 12 Judiciary Committee Republicans approved the motion to subpoena Twitter and Facebook for their censorship of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop and other content moderation practices. The subpoena arises as the committee also advanced Supreme Court
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate floor despite a decision by Senate Democrats to boycott the vote. The Republican-controlled committee voted 12–0 to recommend Barrett for a full Senate vote. No Democrats were present. “That was their choice. It will be my choice to vote the nominee out of committee,” the committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday morning. “We are not going to allow them to take over the committee. They made a choice not to participate.” Senate Democrats on Wednesday said that they would be boycotting the committee’s vote on Barrett. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Democratic members on the committee said in a statement that they “will not grant … any further legitimacy” to Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation. Republican’s push to confirm Barrett to the top court comes weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election, drawing criticism from their Democratic colleagues who argue that whoever wins the election should be given the opportunity to select the nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Democrats have also taken issue over holding the proceedings during the pandemic and the Republicans’ tight schedule. “This has been a sham process from the beginning,” Schumer and other Democrats said in their Wednesday statement, accusing Republicans of “rushing to confirm a Supreme Court Justice,” to “take away health care from millions.” “We will not grant this process any further legitimacy by participating in a committee markup of this nomination just twelve days before the culmination of an election that is already underway,” Schumer said. Despite the Democrats’ announcement, Graham said on Wednesday that he will be holding a vote regardless of whether Democratic senators come, breaking longstanding committee rules. Judiciary Committee rules stipulate that 12 members have to be present to bring a matter to a floor vote, and that two people from the minority party need to be present “for the purpose of transacting business.” Republicans can meet the first requirement on their own if every Republican senator is present. However, the latter rule would require the presence of at least two Democrats. The rules also state that no nomination can be reported “unless a majority of the Committee is actually present at the time such action is taken and a majority of those present support the action taken.” “Judge Barrett deserves a vote and she will receive a vote. Judge Barrett deserves to be reported out of committee and she will be reported out of committee. Judge Barrett deserves to be on the Supreme Court and she will be confirmed,” Graham said in a statement. Instead of attending the markup, Senate Democrats said they will hold two press conferences. The full Senate is expected to begin considering Barrett’s nomination on Oct. 23 with a final vote scheduled for Oct. 26. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters that he has the votes to confirm the judge and will “stay on it until we [are] finished.” The only GOP senators who have said they would not vote in favor of Barrett are Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). No Senate Democrat is expected to vote to confirm Barrett to the top court. The majority leader praised Barrett on Oct. 16 saying that the judge had “exhibited every bit of the intellectual brilliance, legal expertise, and open-minded judicial temperament that we need on the Supreme Court.” The committee’s vote comes at the heel of four days of hearings where senators questioned Barrett and examined her qualifications and record. Members of the committee grilled her on a range of issues that included abortion, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), voting rights, climate change, and LGBTQ rights, among other social issues. Barrett largely refused to express her personal views by invoking precedents and rules governing judicial conduct. Senate Democrats spent a vast amount of time during the hearing presenting Barrett as a threat to America’s healthcare. They were unified in attempting to build a case that Barrett wouldn’t hesitate to overturn the ACA, also known as Obamacare, in an upcoming Supreme Court case. Barrett could be confirmed in time to join the court to hear that case, which is scheduled for oral arguments on Nov. 10. However, Barrett has repeatedly expressed during the hearings that she has no animus or hostility toward the ACA. Following Barrett’s nomination, the judge became targeted in several lengthy exposes by the media, which aims to cast her religious views in a negative light. Some reports have targeted Barrett’s membership with the People of Praise, a Christian community organization. Meanwhile, a recent Associated Press report focused on Barrett’s time serving on a board for private Christian schools with “anti-gay” policies. These attempts to smear Barrett come against a backdrop where the then-professor fielded multiple questions about her Catholic faith from senators during her 2017 confirmation hearing for her nomination to the 7th Circuit Court. The stories have prompted Republican lawmakers to denounce the “ongoing attacks” on her faith as “a disgrace.” “These euphemisms fool no one. United States senators are suggesting that Judge Barrett is too Christian or the wrong kind of Christian to be a good Judge,” McConnell said earlier this month. “Every Supreme Court Justice in history has possessed personal views. Judges have a job to do and they swear to do it impartially. It is the definition of discrimination to assert that Justice Barrett’s particular faith makes her uniquely unqualified for this promotion,” he added. Mimi Nguyen-Ly and Jack Phillips contributed to this report.
Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats will boycott the committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, scheduled for Thursday, according to a report. Politico reports: Senate Democrats plan to boycott Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Judiciary Committee vote Thursday in an act of protest, according to two Democratic aides. The report comes one day after Senate Majority
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) rushed to the defense of his colleague Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Wednesday after leftists attacked the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee over her handling of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing, accusing her critics of being driven by “sexist” and “ageist” motivations. “Democrats calling for Senator Feinstein to step down from Judiciary Ranking
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor this week to launch a last-ditch attempt to derail the Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett. Schumer latest attempt to stop Barrett from being confirmed to the highest court in the land saw him call for the Senate to adjourn until after the election, with the provision that
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said Tuesday he had a "long and serious talk" with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) over her handling of the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. A reporter asked Schumer if he was considering pulling Feinstein from her perch as ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee in light of liberal criticism of her,
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle on Sirius XM, where she discussed the email evidence of corruption surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. “It’s like a story that keeps on giving,” Blackburn said of the alleged Biden emails. “Of course, Joe Biden, all during the impeachment, would deny that there was
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has announced that he expects to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court states. Romney, a staunch critic associated with President Donald Trump, offered compliment for Barrett in a statement, stating she is “impressive” and “exceptionally nicely qualified. ”
The Wa Post , as well as several leftists, are criticizing Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for her performance at the hearings recently for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, including Feinstein’s compliment for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Panel. Feinstein is the ranking member for the committee.
Less than three weeks before the most consequential election of our lifetime, Twitter, Facebook, and other Big Tech companies have censored a NY Post article detailing Hunter Biden’s use of his father’s influence to secure more pay and a longer contract with Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Dozens of prominent accounts and pages have been suspended for sharing the link to the article. Meanwhile, Twitter claimed the censorship was over “hacked” details. This morning, Senators Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and Josh Hawley announced they will be voting on a subpoena to hear testimony from Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter. Hawley noted that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be subpoenaed as well. “Chairman Lindsey Graham and I have discussed this at length and the committee today will be noticing a markup on Tuesday to issue a subpoena to Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Friday,” Cruz said. The story is consequential to the election, not only because it shows the connection and potential corruption between Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden and Ukrainian officials, but also because Biden has said multiple times in the past that he never spoke to anyone about Burisma. He even claimed he knew nothing about the dealings Hunter Biden had in Ukraine. The campaign has now changed their story to indicate the meeting he did have with heads of Burisma were “not official.” Twitter and Facebook censorship has been a problem for a long time, but as our EIC noted this morning, there has never been real action by Republicans over the issue. There has been plenty of talk and occasional threats, but not actions. It seems the Senate Judiciary Committee is finally ready to act. Connect with one of hundreds of physicians nationwide who believe in HCQ as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Big Tech has bullied conservatives for long enough. 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