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Schumer Says It’s Unsafe to Hold Supreme Court Senate Hearings

  • Remote hearings aren’t appropriate, minority leader says
  • Democrats will use entire ‘toolbox’ to delay confirmation vote
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said it won’t be safe for the Senate to move ahead with Supreme Court hearings for Amy Coney Barrett given the virus outbreak that has sickened three Republican senators.

While acknowledging that Democrats can’t block the hearings, he said they plan to use “every tool in the toolbox” to try to delay a final confirmation vote for President Donald Trump’s nominee.