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WATCH: Sen. Mazie Hirono votes ‘hell no!’ on Amy Coney Barrett nomination and storms off of Senate floor

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii has been one of the most vocal Democratic opponents to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and she manifested her fury on the Senate floor during the roll call vote on Monday.

Hirono registered her vote against the nomination by saying, “hell no!” and stomping off. Her vote was caught on video.

A clip of her petulant vote was circulated on social media:

Hirono was among the Democrats who questioned whether Barrett could be fair in her Supreme Court decisions given that she is so devoted to her Catholic faith. Others accused Hirono of religious bigotry over the suggestion.

“Look, it wasn’t her religious views — it’s anybody’s views that they bring to their decision-making,” Hirono said last month about Barrett’s faith.

“So they keep telling us that none of the things they wrote or said yesterday should infringe on their decision, but how can we be assured that they can be objective?” she added. “Why should we say you get a lifetime appointment so that you can reflect your ideological agenda in your decision-making?”

Hirono reiterated her opposition to Barrett’s nomination through her Twitter account.

“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a clear and present danger to the rights and protections [Ruth Bader Ginsburg] fought for. The American people are paying attention and voting,” she tweeted.

Hirono is also among the critics of the Barrett nomination who are demanding that Democrats pack the Supreme Court with extra seats for liberal justices after the election as revenge against Republicans.

Despite Hirono’s opposition and that of the Democrats, Barrett’s nomination was approved by Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Monday by a vote of 52 to 48. Barrett will take the constitutional oath in a ceremony at the White House administered by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Here’s more about the vote to put Barrett on the Supreme Court:

Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court

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Joe Biden says Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is unconstitutional. Even the CNN factcheck says that is flat out false.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the nomination process of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is unconstitutional, but even the CNN fact checker had to admit he was lying.

Biden was trying to deflect from the accusations that Democrats were in favor of packing the court with liberal justices after the election when he made the comments.

“The only court packing going on right now, is going on with Republicans packing the court now,” Biden said to reporters on Saturday. “It is not constitutional what they are doing. We should be focused on what’s happening right now.”

Democrats have criticized the haste with which Republicans have rushed to nominate and confirm Barrett before the election in light of some Republican comments before the 2016 election regarding the confirmation of former Obama nominee Merrick Garland.

“This is false”

CNN’s fact check crushed the claim from Biden and it didn’t take a lot of explanation to do so.

“This is false. Legal experts say there is nothing strictly unconstitutional about Barrett’s confirmation process,” explained Tara Subramaniam of CNN.

The fact check sought a clarification from the Biden campaign, which admitted that the nomination process was not strictly against the Constitution, but that it was against the spirit and intent of the founding document.

“I have no idea what VP Biden meant,” responded Josh Blackman, a South Texas College of Law professor and constitutional expert.

Court-packing controversy

Biden has been on the ropes on the issue of whether Democrats would pack the Supreme Court with extra members in order to fulfill their political agenda.

The former vice president has refused to answer whether he would support such an effort if he won the presidency, and at one point he even said that the voters didn’t deserve to know what his position was on the matter.

“You will know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” said Biden.

Here’s more about Biden and court-packing:

Biden opposed court packing in 2019. Now he won’t say where he stands.