The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Barrett
China News Network 2020-10-23
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on the 22nd local time to pass the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Amy Barrett.
China News Agency, Washington, October 22 (Reporter Sha Hanting) The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on the 22nd local time to pass the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Amy Barrett.
In the vote on the same day, 12 Republican members of the committee voted in favor, while the remaining 10 Democratic members refused to attend, and finally passed with 12 votes in favor and 0 votes against.
On September 26, local time, US President Trump announced at the White House that Amy Coney Barrett (Amy Coney Barrett) was nominated as Supreme Court Justice.Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong
Regarding the refusal of Democratic congressmen to attend, the chairman of the committee and Republican congressman Graham said that it was the “choice” of the Democrats and he would not allow Democrats to “lead” the committee. In the absence of Democrats, the Republicans on the committee completed the vote.
At the same time, the Democrats of Congress held a press conference and strongly condemned the Republican Party’s “accelerated appointment” of Barrett. The Senate minority leader and Democrat Schumer said that the procedure for appointing Barrett is “unreasonable” and “will bring bad consequences to the Senate, the Supreme Court and the entire country.”
Regarding the appointment of the justices, Democrats believe that it should not be “hastily promoted” before the election, while Republicans believe that the appointment is “legal and in compliance with regulations.”
Barrett’s nomination hearing has been held from the 12th to the 15th of this month. When asked how he would decide on key issues such as medical insurance, abortion, and gun control, Barrett did not directly express his position.
Barrett, 48, is considered a conservative judge. The picture shows Barrett in the Rose Garden of the White House.Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong
Barrett, 48, is considered a conservative judge. She was nominated by Trump to serve as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2017. Prior to that, she was a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. Barrett has publicly opposed the “Obama Healthcare Plan”, abortion, etc., and is also conservative on issues such as immigration and gun control.
According to US media reports, the Senate will vote on Barrett’s nomination on the 26th of this month. Currently in the Senate, Republicans occupy 53 seats and Democrats and independents occupy 47 seats. It is very likely that Barrett’s appointment will be approved. If Barrett’s nomination is approved, the ratio of “conservative” and “liberal” justices of the US Supreme Court will become 6:3.
Editor: Wang Yu