Democrats say Supreme Court nomination schedule leaves no time to vet Amy Coney Barrett

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Democrats say Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is not providing enough time for their members to vet President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and want him to postpone the nomination.

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to the South Carolina Republican Wednesday objecting to the committee’s timeline on a vote for Barrett, a federal appeals court judge in Indiana and law professor whom Trump nominated to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Democrats almost uniformly object to Barrett’s nomination, saying it would cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

“The timeline for consideration of Judge Barrett’s nomination is incompatible with the Senate’s constitutional role. We again urge you to delay consideration of this nomination until after the presidential inauguration,” Senate Democrats said in their letter.

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