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Coburn Question


He just asked Judges Barry and Lewis (female and black, respectively), if they had ever seen anything that would lead them to believe Judge Alito would be hostile to the rights of women or minoritied. Both emphatically said they would not even be in this hearing room if they had.

Only Senators Feinstein and Durbin are here for this testimony. Schumer did not even make the cameo that Kennedy made. A pity that Kennedy and Schumer had no interest in even pretending to respect the testimony based on factual, personal knowledge that these witnesses had to offer. They prefer wild innuendo and baseless character assassination. The judges’ panel is over now.

Wonder if Kennedy and Schumer will come back to hear Larry Tribe and Kate Michaelman?


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