Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday afternoon that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett could do “enduring, explosive damage” if she were to participate in a ruling involving the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Blumenthal told Barrett that he was “really disappointed” by her responses to Democratic lawmakers during Tuesday’s hearing on “the issue of whether you would purchase fate in a decision involving the upcoming election if you were confirmed.”
“I continue to believe that if you were to participate in a decision involving that election, it would do enduring, explosive damage to the court,” Blumenthal said. (RELATED: Sen Whitehouse Busts Out A Marker And Poster To Expose Conservative Dark ‘Powers’ At Work)
“I think you know it would be wrong, not because of anything you have done. In fact, I am not raising the issue of whether you have done any sort of deal or commitment because of what Donald Trump has done and my Republican colleagues, because they have indelibly put at issue your integrity through their statements.”
Blumenthal said that President Donald Trump has indicated that he nominated Barrett so she can decide the election. (RELATED: ‘We Wept Together’: Barrett