‘Handmaids’ Protesters Interrupt Senate Democrats on Barrett Vote

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    At a press conference planned by several groups, Senate Democrats joined to voice their concerns about Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett and were interrupted by protesters. Some demonstrators were dressed as handmaids, evoking “The Handmaid’s Tale” and a reference to Barrett’s role in a conservative religious group that once called high-ranking women members “handmaids.” As Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke a protester interrupted him several times saying, “You collaborated with this process. You showed up and legitimized a fundamentally illegitimate process,” referring to the hearings last week on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Blumenthal is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. While the committee’s Democrats boycotted the panel’s vote Thursday morning, the committee’s ranking member, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was criticized by liberals for praising Barrett and hugging the Republican chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, at the end of last week’s hearings. All 12 Republicans on the panel voted in favor of Barrett, a conservative judge. With Republicans holding a 53-47 majority in the Senate, Trump’s pick for the court is almost certain to be confirmed. All Democrats are expected to oppose Barrett’s confirmation.

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