The Supreme Court hearings for nominee Amy Coney Barrett are over, and it appears she could be confirmed soon.
However, some Democrats aren’t too pleased with how things played out, despite the relative calmness of the proceedings.
They seem especially displeased with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
She’s the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee but if a few of her colleagues get their way, she won’t be for much longer.
At least two Democratic groups have called for Feinstein to resign.
And leading the charge is executive director of Demand Justice, Brian Fallon (via The Daily Wire):
It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
If she won’t, her colleagues need to intervene.
Fallon claims Feinstein “has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of the process.”
This included “undermining calls for filibuster” and even “thanking Republicans for the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court.”
But the accusations didn’t end there.
The progressive policy group MoveOn accused Feinstein of “cozying up” with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), rather than fighting against Barrett.
At the end of the hearings on Thursday, Feinstein was heard telling Graham the events were some of the “best senate hearings that I’ve participated in.”
Finally, there’s this from Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendrey:
Just asked a Dem senator about Demand Justice's call for Dianne Feinstein to step down as ranking Dem on the Judiciary Committee after her handling of Barrett's hearing.
"It's very hard to watch a colleague in decline. That this is occurring publicly is even harder."
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) October 15, 2020
Clearly, many Democrat leaders thought Feinstein simply didn’t fight hard enough during the Barrett hearings.
They expected Feinstein to cause more of a ruckus, apparently, and not appear to side with Republicans in any way.
Now we’ll have to see if Feinstein keeps her position.
If she doesn’t, it may send a pretty strong message to the rest of the Democrat party.
- Key Democrats are calling for Sen. Dianne Feinstein to resign. If she doesn’t, they could “intervene.”
- Feinstein is accused of not fighting hard enough against Supreme Court nominee Amy Comey Barrett.
- She’s also under fire for “cozying up” to Republicans.
Source: The Daily Wire