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Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

Today began the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, even as millions of Americans are already voting for a new president who ought to make this appointment next year. As the hearings opened, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) delivered a thoroughgoing and passionate denunciation of the "sham" process and warned against the views espoused by Barrett – who will, she warned, do away with the Affordable Care Act and the protections it affords in the middle of a deadly pandemic.

If you listen to only one speech on the Barrett nomination – and its illegitimacy under the Republicans' own rules – then listen to Klobuchar.



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