Schumer famous in his letter that there’s “no scheduled legislative or committee enterprise associated to the COVID-19 public well being and financial emergencies.” The Senate minority chief urged McConnell to carry public hearings on a number of points, together with testing and the implementation of the Paycheck Safety Program for small companies. He additionally known as for affirmation of appointees to the Congressional Oversight Fee, which is tasked with overseeing the administration’s efforts to financially assist companies and industries.
“There’s somebody who has nothing to do with Covid on the calendar Monday evening,” Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer stated on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “The rumor is he desires to place a decide on the calendar whose declare to fame appears to be that he labored for McConnell as a employees for a nominee for a circuit courtroom decide. The [American Bar Association] rated him unqualified.”
Schumer, in his letter, additionally requested McConnell to require that the Workplace of Attending Doctor develop requirements to make sure public security throughout committee hearings.
Whereas the Senate’s weeks away because of coronavirus has put a pause on judicial confirmations, the GOP chief is vowing to “depart no emptiness behind” this 12 months and the Senate plans to select up proper the place it left off.
Over the recess, Trump nominated Walker, who’s at present a district decide for the Western District of Kentucky. Walker clerked for retired Supreme Court docket Justice Anthony Kennedy and…