Senator Says Hearing Is A Sham

posted by John Baibak - 

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says  the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh  was a sham. 

 Leahy spoke during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing  on the nomination yesterday. 

 Leahy says this is the most incomplete and  the least transparent vetting for a Supreme Court nominee he has ever  seen.  

Senators will continue questioning the nominee in a process that could go through the rest of the week.

Senator Liz Warren, who is not a member of the Judiciary Committee, but did attend the first day of the hearing says that she is deeply concerned since the nominee comes from a list of candidates provided by "right wing extremists."

Kavanaugh was named to replace the vacancy on the Supreme Court  left by the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

(Picture Credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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