Minds Made Up: Senate Democrats Already Announced Their Opposition To Judge Barrett

Numerous Senate Democrats Announced They Will Oppose Judge Barrett’s Nomination Before The Hearings Even Began


Several Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Declared Their Opposition To Judge Barrett The Very Day The Was Nominated

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), Senate Judiciary Committee Member: “I will continue to fight on behalf of the people and strongly oppose the president’s nomination.” (Sen. Harris, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), Senate Judiciary Committee Member: “I will oppose the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett… I refuse to treat this process as legitimate and will not meet with Judge Barrett.” (Sen. Blumenthal, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI), Senate Judiciary Committee Member: “I will not support the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett…” (Sen. Hirono, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ), Senate Judiciary Committee Member: “[Judge Barrett’s] record and her words make clear exactly what she will do on the court, and it’s unacceptable to me and the vast majority of the American people. … The Supreme Court is facing a crisis of legitimacy... This crisis will be further deepened if they succeed in confirming a justice...” (Sen. Booker, Press Release, 9/26/2020)


Democratic Senate Leaders Also Announced Their Opposition To Judge Barrett The Day She Was Nominated

SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “I will strongly oppose this nomination.” (Sen. Schumer, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): “I oppose this nomination in the strongest terms…” (Sen. Murray, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): “I will… [be] opposing this nominee.” (Sen. Stabenow, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO (D-NV): “I will vote ‘no’ on this nomination…” (Sen. Cortez Masto, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): “I strongly oppose this nomination and we must fight as hard as we can to ensure that this nominee is not confirmed.” (Sen. Sanders, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

Even More Rank And File Senate Democrats Have Already Declared They ‘Vehemently’ And ‘Strongly’ Oppose Judge Barrett’s Nomination

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-PA): “I oppose her nomination.” (MSNBC, 10/04/2020)

SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL): “Judge Barrett was not fit to be a Circuit Judge in 2017 and she is the wrong choice for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court today. Once again, she will not have my support.” (Sen. Duckworth, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): “I vehemently oppose Barrett’s nomination and will vote against her confirmation.” (Sen. Gillibrand, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. MAGGIE HASSAN (D-NH): “I strongly oppose efforts by President Trump and Senator McConnell to rush through this Supreme Court nomination…” (Sen. Hassan, Press Release, 9/28/2020)

SEN. ANGUS KING (I-ME): “I will not vote to support her nomination…” (Sen. King, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. ED MARKEY (D-MA): “I will do everything in my power to block the nomination being confirmed of Amy Coney Barrett…” (“Sen. Ed Markey Says He Will Vote To Expand Supreme Court If Amy Coney Barrett Is Confirmed,” WCVB, 9/26/2020)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-OR): “Our response must be clear: NO to Barrett.” (Sen. Merkley, @SenJeffMerkley, Twitter, 10/9/2020)

“[SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT)] strenuously opposes [Judge Barrett’s] nomination.” (“As Trump Picks Barrett To Replace Ginsburg, Blumenthal, Murphy Unleash Their Opposition,” The CT Mirror, 9/26/2020)

SEN. GARY PETERS (D-MI): “I will vote against confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on our nation’s highest court.” (Sen. Peters, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. JACK REED (D-RI): “I oppose this nomination.” (Sen. Reed, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. BRIAN SCHATZ (D-HI): “I will not support this nominee.” (Sen. Schatz, Press Release, 9/26/2020)

SEN. TINA SMITH (D-MN): “I will oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.” (Sen. Smith, Press Release, 9/26/2020)



Related Issues: Judicial Nominations, Senate Democrats, Supreme Court