Graham Says Barrett Doing a ‘Marvelous Job’ in Confirmation Hearing

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    Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said he thinks Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is doing a “marvelous job.” Barrett faced her first day’s worth of questions Tuesday from Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and it was a calmer affair than other recent confirmation hearings. With public attendance limited by the coronavirus pandemic and Democrats staying focused on a health care message just three weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, the back and forth was serious, disciplined and mostly uninterrupted — save a few technical glitches from those participating virtually. But similar to past hearings, Barrett avoided taking positions on a variety of subjects and rulings, saying it would be inappropriate to do so. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin asked her if she had watched the video of George Floyd, who died earlier this year while in police custody, igniting a wave of protests. Barrett said she did and said that she and her family wept after learning of his death. “I thought it was a very genuine and human response, particularly from a mother, as she said, of a biracial family. And I get it,” said Durbin.

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