Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2020, 4:17 PMUpdated: Oct. 15, 2020, 9:43 PM

Liberals Wanted Barrett War, Got a Hug as Hearings End (3)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

For progressive activists, nothing better encapsulated their disappointment with how Senate Democrats handled Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings than the way ranking member Dianne Feinstein of California chose to end it.

Feinstein thanked Chairman Lindsey Graham for what she described as “one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in” before hugging the South Carolina Republican.

Progressives wanted less collegiality and more aggressive opposition to Barrett, who would give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court.

“Keeping Feinstein as the top Democrat on Judiciary Committee is a monument to our side’s weakness on the fight for the ...

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