Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democrat vice presidential nominee, is claiming that the Republican efforts to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court lack “legitimacy.”
Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke during the third day of Barrett’s confirmation hearings on Wednesday. During her remarks, the lawmaker lambasted the proceedings, arguing that President Donald Trump and the GOP were rushing to cement a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court during a time of national crisis.
“These proceedings, I believe, lack legitimacy in the eyes of the people of our country,” Harris said. “Americans are right now suffering from a deadly pandemic, and we are also suffering a historic economic crisis.”
“We are also in the middle of an election, more than 12 million Americans have already voted,” the senator added. “The American people want whoever wins this election to fill this seat, my Republican colleagues know