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The Hill 19 Sep 2020

FLASHBACK: GOP senators speak on Supreme Court vacancy in 2016


Flashback video shows GOP Senators McConnell, Tillis, and Graham saying that they would rather delay Obama's Supreme Court nominee in 2016 than push him through.

"The nomination will be reported favorably to the floor with a unanimous vote."

The Senate Judiciary Committee votes 12-0 on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The Democratic members of the committee boycotted the vote.
Sen. Mike Lee explained his support of placing Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court.
When asked by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-IA., if she had made any promises on any Supreme Court cases such as the Affordable Care Act, Judge Amy Coney Barrett responded 'Absolutely not' and made clear she had not made any precommitments on potential cases. Aired on 10/13/2020.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett during hearings on her Supreme Court nomination about previous rulings in the Supreme Court on abortion and what it would take for those rulings to be argued again.

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