Senate Judiciary Republicans advance Barrett nomination despite Democrats’ boycott, committee rules
James Wallner, a resident senior fellow for governance at the R Street Institute and a former longtime Republican Senate staffer, warned that the Democrats’ move could backfire on them electorally.
“Democrats’ decision to boycott the Judiciary Committee markup appears to be an electoral stunt, not a serious effort to prevent Barrett’s confirmation before Election Day,” Wallner told Fox News. “Throughout the process, Democrats have denounced the process while simultaneously denouncing Barrett as not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. The problem is that the latter message contradicts the former message. The process is irrelevant if Democrats are not open to giving Barrett a fair hearing.”
Wallner added: “They look like sore losers instead of reasonable participants in the process.”