None of the Senate Justice Democrats who questioned Judge Amy Connie Barrett on the second day of her confirmation hearings “put on a glove,” committee member John F. Kennedy told Fox News @ Night on Tuesday. .
Kennedy, however, challenged some of the questions asked to Barrett by Sen. Chris Coons, De Del., Who at one point suggested that President Trump appeared to be “trying to speed up” Barrett’s nomination so she could “vote in his favor.” in the event of a contested election. “
“I certainly hope that all members of the commission have more confidence in my integrity than they think I will allow myself to be used as a pawn to decide this election for the American people,”
“Senator Koons, who is a friend of mine, has absolutely no basis, neither one nor zero, to bring this charge against Judge Barrett,” Kennedy told host Shannon Braim. “I mean, he basically called her a liar, and that was an indictment without evidence.”
Beret promises to “consider every factor” in deciding whether to use them in election cases
Kennedy then recalled the 1997 Clinton v. Jones case, in which the Court unanimously ruled that a future president could be tried in federal court for alleged acts committed before taking office. In this case, President Bill Clinton was tried for sexual harassment by former Arkansas civil servant Paula Jones.
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Two of Clinton’s appointees to the Supreme Court, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge Stephen Breyer, heard the case and took part in the unanimous decision.
“I don’t remember any of my Democratic friends insisting that these two judges, appointed by a Democratic president, should step down,” Kennedy said.