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McConnell pushing Judge Barrett confirmation, while Dems demand hearings be postponed

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“It’s about time we quit talking about the process and talk about the nominee herself,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News.

“Barrett’s’ an absolute sterling choice. The president could not have picked a better nominee … Quintessentially American. It’s a great success story.”

McConnell downplayed the pushback from Democrats who have called for the Senate Judiciary hearings to be postponed due to Covid-19 outbreaks. “Nothing can prevent Barrett’s confirmation before the election,” said McConnell.

“We’ve been operating successfully with masking and social distancing since May,” continued McConnell. “We’re going to continue to operate. The American people are entitled to it and that’s what we are going to do.”

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Trump juror who was already sworn in fesses up, admits she cannot be ‘fair and unbiased’

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The latest scenario of one woman who has already been sworn in as a juror for former President Donald Trump’s trial is an indication of the complete improbability for a fair trial. Reporting from outside the New York City courthouse, MSNBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard explained the juror called the court to inform them that she did not know if she could actually be fair and impartial.

“She was asked to come to court this morning and went before the defense and went before the District Attorney’s office and answered questions about how she got to that conclusion” the reporter explains.

The juror discussed how she got calls, even yesterday, from friends, colleagues and family “questioning my identity as a juror.” She continued to say “I don’t believe I can be fair and unbiased and let the outside influences not affect me in the courtroom” the reporter quoted.

Hillyard’s report went on the emphasize the difficulty for these jurors in the next six to eight weeks because these are individuals who are supposed to be anonymous, yet we and the sides have some details about who these individuals are such as their neighborhoods and their occupations.

 

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