Progressives Incensed at Feinstein’s Leadership

The National Abortion Rights Action League called for “new leadership” for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee following the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

“This nomination is illegitimate and this process is a sham,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a Friday afternoon statement. “Tens of millions of Americans have already voted and majorities have said unequivocally that they want to choose the next President who should fill this seat.”

Hogue said that both Barrett and “this power grab” threaten “every freedom and right we hold dear and tears the very fabric of our democracy.”

“Americans–whose lives hang in the balance–deserve leadership that underscores how unprecedented, shameful and wrong this process is,” the NARAL president said. “The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, failed to make this clear and in fact offered an appearance of credibility to the proceedings that is wildly out of step with the American people. As such, we believe the committee needs new leadership.”

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