Senate Dems Try To Use Trump’s COVID Diagnosis To CANCEL Barrett Hearings

( Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, perhaps one of the best-known agitators in the Democratic Party, this week attempted to use the news that President Donald Trump has contracted COVID-19 to delay the upcoming SCOTUS hearings. Just two days after she called on the Republicans to delay the nomination process for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the left-wing lawmaker found new excuses.

Feinstein issued a joint statement with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer – another well-known anti-Trump politician – calling on Senator Lindsay Graham to cancel the upcoming hearing. The two described a hearing as “premature,” while pointing to the president’s health as a potential problem for the hearings.

“It is premature for Chairman Graham to commit to a hearing schedule when we do not know the full extent of potential exposure stemming from the president’s infection and before the White House puts in place a contact tracing plan to prevent further spread of the disease,” the joint statement explained.

It means that Democrats are now claiming it would be unsafe to move forward with the hearings, given that many people who have been in contact with the president have also contracted the disease. President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, along with several advisers and campaign officials have also recently tested positive for the Chinese virus.

For some reason, Feinstein and Schumer also said that they don’t think it would be possible to hold the hearings virtually…even though their presidential candidate spent a majority of his time campaigning virtually since the beginning of the year.

“It’s critical that Chairman Graham put the health of senators, the nominee and staff first – and ensure a full and fair hearing that is not rushed, not truncated, and not virtual,” they said. “Otherwise this already illegitimate process will become a dangerous one.”

The senators did not explain what made the process illegitimate. As outlined in the United States Constitution, it is the duty of the president to nominate a Supreme Court justice, and it is the duty of the Senate to vote on that nomination.

As President Donald Trump was elected in 2016 for a four-year term, he is acting accordingly and the process is entirely legitimate.