Democrats seethe as Feinstein-Graham hug, Romney all but assures Barrett’s in

Democrats seethe as Feinstein-Graham hug, Romney all but assures Barrett’s in


Democrats are calling for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s ouster from her No. 2 perch on the Senate Judiciary Committee after she shared warm words and even a hug with Republicans as Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings came to an end.

Feinstein, 87, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, 65, on Thursday shared a mask-free embrace after four days of largely civil proceedings.

The California Democrat complemented Barrett on her family during the proceedings as the judge’s husband and six of seven school-aged children sat arrayed behind her. At one point, she told Barrett that an answer was “really impressive.”

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The hearings did no damage to Barrett’s prospects of replacing liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a committee vote was set for next Thursday, Oct. 22. A full Senate vote is expected before the Nov. 3 election.

Stoking liberals’ rage, Feinstein told Graham (R-SC) that it was “one of the best set of hearings that I have participated

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