BOSTON (CBS) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, is joining a growing number of Democratic senators who say they won’t meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald’s Trump’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“I will not be meeting with Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee,” Warren said in a statement. “I will not lend legitimacy to Mitch McConnell’s efforts to steal another Supreme Court seat.”

It’s tradition for Supreme Court nominees to meet with senators of both parties before confirmation hearings, but Democrats like Warren say trying to fill the seat so close to a presidential election makes the nomination “illegitimate.”

Warren also attacked Barrett’s record as a conservative jurist.

“The nominee has already made it clear that she will try to deliver a death blow to health care coverage for millions of Americans and to erase protection for people with pre-existing conditions,” Warren said. “She’s an extremist who was picked to overturn Roe v. Wade, rubber stamp Trump’s attacks on immigrants, strip away voting rights, and complete the decades-long assault on our judiciary by billionaires and giant corporations to tilt the courts in their favor.”

Other Democratic senators including Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bob Casey, Jeff Merkley, Richard Blumenthal and Mazie Hirono have also said they won’t meet with Barrett, CBS News reports.

Barrett has already started to meet with Republican senators. Confirmation hearings are expected to begin on Oct. 12.

Comments (5)
  1. Nimoy Coney says:

    The headline should read “EXTREMIST Pocahontas won’t meet with Top of her Class Catholic Appellate Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court.” This is good, Barrett can be confirmed that much faster and ObamaCare can kiss my feet, ditto for RomneyCare. The Democrats will need a super majority to jam that communist garbage down our throats ever again. Now I can get health insurance and shop without the government ever knowing. May Warren fall in her Wigwam.

  2. Nimoy Coney says:

    Read comment above

  3. Liz Warren is just a cry baby who is NOT MY SENATOR. We don’t need her vote to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Maybe Judge Amy Coney Barrett should check the minority box and get a free pass.

  4. Just another vacuous Dem voter, I guess says:

    Is she still a US Senator? What state? Hasn’t done anything for anyone in Mass. Or is she preparing her 2024 run for the Presidency already?

  5. JimStark says:

    Liz Warren is a fraudulent thief guilty of cultural appropriation. If you voted for her you are a gullible fool.

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