In a major act of political foot-stomping Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is refusing to meet with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
According to The Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that he will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump‘s third Supreme Court pick.
Democrats are weighing whether to meet with Barrett as she begins her Capitol Hill outreach on Tuesday, where she is scheduled to meet with several Republican senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
Two Democrats on the Judiciary Committee — Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) — said over the weekend that they won’t meet with her. But Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) indicated on Sunday that he wanted to.
“It’s my intention to do so … I’m going to make it very clear. One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself in terms of any election issues that come before us, because if she does not recuse herself, I fear that the court will be further delegitimized,” Booker told “Meet the Press” when asked if he would meet with Barrett.
The meetings between the nominee and the Senators are not required but have become part of the normal procedures in these situations.