Schumer Statement On Chairman Graham’s Decision To Hold Markup On Supreme Court Nominee Before Judge Barrett’s Hearing Is Even Complete

October 12, 2020

Brooklyn, NY — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement in response to Chairman Graham’s insistence that Judge Barrett’s markup be scheduled before her hearing has been fully completed:  

“Republicans continue to ignore norms and break promises in an effort to jam through a nominee who puts critical health care protections for 130 million Americans at risk. 

"By jumping to the next step in the process before Judge Barrett’s hearing is complete, Chairman Graham is showing that even he considers this process to be an illegitimate sham.”