Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday demanded that Judge Amy Coney Barrett pledge to recuse herself from “any cases involving the 2020 election.”
During the second day of confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee, Schumer took to social media, demanding that Barrett “immediately pledge to recuse herself from any cases involving the 2020 election.”
“She is refusing to stand up to President [Donald] Trump,” he concluded:
Judge Barrett must immediately pledge to recuse herself from any cases involving the 2020 election.
She is refusing to stand up to President Trump.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 13, 2020
Barrett told lawmakers that she has not made any commitments to the White House on how she would rule on certain cases and stressed that she never had a conversation with Trump on potential disputes, particularly involving the upcoming presidential election.
During a line of questioning from Sen.