Cornyn expects Barrett hearing to be ‘fundraising bonanza’ for opponent

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Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, expects his Democratic opponent to raise large amounts of last-minute campaign cash from confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

“I think it’ll probably be a fundraising bonanza for my opponent,” Cornyn told reporters Tuesday outside the hearing room on the second day of the confirmation hearing for Barrett, nominated by President Trump to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“That’s what they do. They raise money in small dollars online. And, obviously, we’re all very visible here, when people understand the roles we’re playing, so that’s fine,” Cornyn said. “But I think that’s why you’re seeing so much talk about the election and conspiracies and so forth, trying to stoke their base and particularly their donors.”

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