Senate Democrats’ leader Schumer slams idea of virtual hearing for SCOTUS pick – but not all the other virtual Senate hearings

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“‘A virtual hearing is virtually no hearing at all’ would certainly be news to the Senate Democrats who have participated in *21* virtual judiciary committee hearings throughout the pandemic,” Republican Senatorial Committee senior advisor Matt Whitlock tweeted in response to Schumer. 

“Virtual hearings rob Schumer and the left of the protest spectacle of barnstorming into elevators and Code Pink screaming and dragged from the room. That’s all this is about,” writer Stephen Miller added. 

Other Democratic senators also pushed back against the idea of virtual hearings on Sunday, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) who, despite previously praising Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) for putting together a virtual hearing in May, said the Coney Barrett situation is different because “you want to be able to go back and forth with this nominee given her views” on issues like the Affordable Care Act.

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