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McCaskill: GOP SCOTUS Push ‘Abuse of Power Over a Thick Layer of Hypocrisy’

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), now an NBC News contributor, said on Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press” that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans push to seat Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court before the November election “an abuse of power over a thick layer of hypocrisy.”

ST LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 04: Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) fields questions from reporters following a campaign stop outside a Walmart store on November 4, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. McCaskill is in a tight race with her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Maxine Waters: ‘Senate Democrats, Do Not Back Down’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urged Senate Democrats to stand strong and “not back down” in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) subsequent vow that President Trump’s nominee to replace her “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

US Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) looks on before speaking to reports regarding the Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)