Democrats plan to skip the committee vote in protest Thursday, but do not have the power to stop the nomination from advancing. They blasted Barrett during her confirmation hearings and showed images of Americans at risk if they lose Affordable Care Act coverage.
Sen. Charles Schumer called her views ‘out of the mainstream’, while pro-choice group NARAL called for Judiciary top Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein to lose her post for showing insufficient fight in the hearings. Democrat’s move is to deny quorum. It could force the panel to change its rules. ‘I will move forward. She deserves a vote,’ said panel chair Sen. Lindsey Graham. Sen. Mitch McConnell is planning for a Monday floor vote.
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