(RightWing.org) – Supreme Court nominations are normally contentious as opposing parties attempt to define the nominee they are either for or against. Sometimes Supreme Court hearings are extremely personal. Hard feelings can linger. However, it’s not often that a hug evokes a negative response.
For years, some politicians and journalists said they longed for the day when politicians could behave more civilly. As the Senate Judiciary concluded the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Friday, October 16, Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) hugged one another. That set off a series of angry responses from far-left liberal groups who demanded her resignation.
This was a moment for all Democrats to fight and instead @SenFeinstein cozied up with Lindsey Graham & undermined her own Democratic colleagues. She needs to step down from her role on the Judiciary Committee now. We need fierce leadership for the fights ahead. https://t.co/XemuDOB0SE
— MoveOn (text POWER to 668366) (@MoveOn) October 15, 2020
The calls for Feinstein’s immediate removal from the committee were relentless. New York Times and MSNBC contributor Michelle Goldberg agreed with the call for her removal. Fix Our Senate spokesman Eli Zupnick said the Senator was wrong for allowing the confirmation process to be legitimized. Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes tweeted that Feinstein is out of touch with the party and should not be leading the Democrats on the committee.
The backlash over a hug shows how far out of touch far-leftists are with most Americans who want civility in government.
Maybe they too need a hug.
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