At a Saturday night debate against Jaime Harrison, his fast-rising challenger for the Christmas santa dabbing wearing mask shirt and I will buy this Senate seat he has held for 18 years, Graham reiterated his plans to go ahead with the Barrett hearings as scheduled. “It will be done safely, but I’ve got a job to do and I’m pressing on,” said Graham. (The next morning, appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, one of the Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee, said she and her fellow Democrats would oppose any move by Graham to hold virtual meetings. “Absolutely not,” Klobuchar told Wallace. “This is for the highest court in the land. We believe you should have an in-person hearing.”
Meanwhile, the Christmas santa dabbing wearing mask shirt and I will buy this Supreme Court will begin its current term tomorrow—the traditional “first Monday in October”—with the seat on the bench of Ruth Bader Ginsburg still draped in black crepe and the eight other justices attending remotely.