Blackburn Responds to Judiciary Democrats’ Boycott of Committee Vote to Send Judge Barrett’s Nomination to the Senate Floor

October 22, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the committee voted to move Judge Barrett’s nomination to the floor for a full vote. Judge Barrett received a unanimous vote from all twelve Republicans on the committee. The Democrats boycotted the vote. 

“Last week, Judge Barrett proved to be a sharp, qualified legal superstar with every answer to our questions, all without a single note in front of her. She is an originalist and a textualist, and I have complete trust in her ability to serve dutifully on our Supreme Court. Congratulations to Judge Barrett and her family on being one step closer to her confirmation.


“Throughout this process, Senate Democrats have proved my point several times over: the left believes that only certain women ought to have a seat of the table. They did it again today when they failed to show up to provide their advice and consent.


“It is discouraging to see the left advocate for diversity when at every opportunity they try to squash the voices of conservative women. This narrowmindedness needs to stop. All women deserve the opportunity to rise to the highest levels of their careers.”