With 4 million views, the following video clip shared by Gavin Newsom is making rounds on Twitter and other social networks. The video and commentary is fake news.
The video suggests Judge Barrett argued “Merrick Garland could not be confirmed to SCOTUS 8 months before the 2016 election because his views were too different from Justice Scalia.”
This is an out of context sound byte.
If you watch the full video, starting at 3:20, it’s clear that she’s not making an assertion. She is explaining what both sides’ positions will be.