Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who wants you to elect her as vice president of the United States, confirmed that she is proudly boycotting Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process, calling the proceedings a “sham.”
Despite the fact that the majority of the American people support confirming Barrett to the nation’s highest court, Harris, along with the other Democrat members of the Senate Judiciary Committee boycotted Thursday’s vote to advance her confirmation.
“My Democratic Senate colleagues and I boycotted the Supreme Court nominee committee vote today,” Harris tweeted triumphantly on Thursday.
“Let’s be clear: this nomination process is a sham and shows how Republicans will stop at nothing to strip health care from millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions,” she continued, repeating the tired narrative that Barrett has already pre-judged any challenges to Obamacare.
Harris did not attend Barrett’s confirmation hearings, instead, railing against Senate GOP leaders’ decision to meet in person to conduct the process instead of delaying until after the election and choosing to attend via spotty teleconference.
Harris continued on Thursday by invoking the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s name to score points against Barrett:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg advocated for human rights and equality, stood up for the rights of women, and so much more. Now, everything she fought for is in jeopardy. Republicans are trying to roll back Americans’ rights by replacing her with someone who will undo her legacy.
A Morning Consult/Politico survey published Wednesday found that 51 percent of respondents support Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court — and the share of voters supporting her installation on the court only rose after last week’s confirmation hearings.
When Trump first nominated Barrett in late September, only 37 percent of voters supported her confirmation. Harris remained steadfast in her relentless commitment to opposing Donald Trump no matter the will of the people.
Harris’s announcement that she opposes the legitimate confirmation of a Supreme Court justice that the majority of Americans support may be a preview into how Harris will govern the nation if given the opportunity — don’t expect her to serve America, expect America to serve her.