New: Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), a progressive rising star, says she "strongly" disagrees with Sen. Dianne Feinstein about the Amy Coney Barrett hearings…
“I thought it was a very poor set of hearings,” Porter said
I also spoke to Rep. Porter about the Trump admin rejecting CA's request for aid following unprecedented wildfires this year.

She said it's "outrageous" that Trump is coming to the OC this weekend for a $150K/person fundraiser while denying wildfire relief.
Trump is "enriching his campaign and himself, not meeting the need of those who have been devastated by natural disasters," Porter said…

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"You're just trying to ram through this justice against your own words," Klobuchar tells Graham after he schedules committee vote on Barrett’s nomination on Oct. 22
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Graham cites Reid's 2013 rule change on lower court nominees.

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Dems would agree
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“He expressed his opinion and it was very powerful and it was a stunning letter.”

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