Celia: Let's get this confirmation hearing going

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (Kavanaugh hearing)The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a date to begin confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, but not everyone is a fan of the timeline.

"They're waiting until October 12th," fumed Dan Celia on his "Financial Issues" program. "They should be started tomorrow."

Amy Coney Barrett is scheduled to meet with various senators between now and the confirmation hearings, though not all senators are rolling out the welcome mat for her. Some Democrats say they will not meet with Barrett because they wanted the nomination held off until after the November election so that the winner could decide.

"As the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I'm very committed to ensuring that the nominee gets a challenging, fair, and respectful hearing," Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said after President Trump's nomination on Saturday, September 26th. "We move forward on this nomination knowing that the president has picked a highly qualified individual who will serve our nation well on the highest court in the land."

Graham wanting to "move forward" is why Celia wants senators to speed things up.

"You can do it if you just work a little hard and push it and get it done," said Celia. "The Democrats have already indicated that they don't want to talk to her. They just want to get to the hearings, so let's get to the hearings."

Celia

Celia went so far as to say that people should contact the senate offices of Lindsey Graham and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) about this.

"C'mon, man," said Celia. "Get on the stick here and get going on this confirmation hearing."

The Supreme Court's term is scheduled to begin Monday, October 5th with the first of six cases. As of now, there are four more cases for the week of October 12th -- the same week the Judiciary Committee plans to begin confirmation hearings.

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