This Article is From Oct 13, 2020

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Amid Pandemic "Reckless": Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris said the decision "places facility's workers, janitorial staff and congressional aides and Capitol Police at risk".

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Amid Pandemic 'Reckless': Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris said the hearing brought together over 50 to sit inside a closed-door room for hours (File)

Washington:

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris told Republicans it was "reckless" to hold Monday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing amid a pandemic, especially given the recent outbreak of Covid-19 affecting three US senators.

"This hearing has brought together more than 50 people to sit inside of a closed-door room for hours while our nation is facing a deadly airborne virus," Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the hearing via videolink.

"The decision to hold this hearing now is reckless and places facility's workers, janitorial staff and congressional aides and Capitol Police at risk," the 55-year-old senator added.

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