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.”
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