Reacting to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Dianne Feinstein voiced her opposition by portraying Barrett as the ideological polar opposite of Justice Ginsburg.
Feinstein wrote “Judge Barrett clearly passes the president’s conservative litmus tests or he wouldn’t have nominated her. She would push the Supreme Court further to the right, putting many rights and protections that the American people have fought for and deeply cherish at risk.”
She added “President Trump has guaranteed that Judge Barrett will deliver on conservative priorities. In doing so, she would stand as the polar opposite to the vision of America that Justice Ginsburg fought for decades to achieve.”
President Trump has guaranteed that Judge Barrett will deliver on conservative priorities. In doing so, she would stand as the polar opposite to the vision of America that Justice Ginsburg fought for decades to achieve.
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 26, 2020
Feinstein was one of the most vocal Senators questioning the potential influence of Coney Barrett’s Catholic Faith in September of 2017.
“Dogma and law are two different things,” Feinstein lectured. “And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different. And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you.”
“The dogma lives loudly within you.”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Amy Coney Barrett, Sept. 6, 2017, nomination hearing for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. pic.twitter.com/WpaWa8F809
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) September 21, 2020
Report from Sept. 2017: