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Democrats powerless to stop her, I tried to cast barrettes likely ascent to the high court is a threat to health care. Ah, parroted, declaring Monday that Americans quote deserve an independent Supreme court that interprets our constitution and laws. As they are written. You're not a policymaker. You're a judge, but that's what we're here to discuss. Thank you very much. Mr. Chairman. We'll definitely some good news. Senator least enthusiasm for the dormant commerce clause convinces may have made a full recovery, which should not be holding this hearing was planning on saying produce or two members of this committee just now. Emerging from quarantine after testing positive for cover, and when other members have declined to get tested, and the chairman has refused Informant Daily testing regime between members and staff in Judge Baron and your family safe ports have a vital responsibility to the rule of law, which is critical to a free society. The courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches. Elected by an accountable to the people. The public should not expect courts to do so. And courts should not try. When the president offered me this nomination. I was deeply honored, but it was not a position I had sought out, and I thought carefully before accepting Judge Barat. You've been critical of Chief Justice Roberts for his 54 opinion upholding the law stating that Robert's quote pushed the affordable care act. Beyond. It's plausible meaning to save the statute, end quote. This well could mean that if Judge Barrett is confirmed American stand toe lose the benefits that the provide, so I hope you will clarify that in this hearing. Barring any dramatic developments, Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm. Barrett of the chance to cast ballots on the first day of in person. Early voting in Georgia saw thousands waiting for hours outside polling places. Eager voters waiting six or more hours in the former Republican stronghold of Cobb County lines, wrapping around buildings and solidly Democratic, the Cobb County and they also turned out in big numbers in north Georgia's Floyd County, where President Trump is very popular. Record turnout is expected for this year's election. Amid fears of Corona virus exposure. Election officials and advocacy groups have encouraged people to vote early. Meanwhile, in California, the chief election's officer has ordered Republicans to remove unofficial ballot. Dropbox is set up in at least four counties. Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Monday. The boxes are illegal, but Republicans refused to remove them. They said they were just taking advantage of the liberal ballot collection law in California that allows anyone to collect ballots from voters and deliver them to a county election offices. Pretty is office and Republicans a cease and desist letter ordering them to remove them by Thursday, and the attorney general threatened to prosecute. Solid gains for tech, pushing Wall Street higher Monday, attacking Mohr gains on the last week's rally. The 1% 1.6% rise their big tecca, including Apple, Amazon. Of course, those businesses have been thriving despite the pandemic this week, also marking the start of earnings that season, when CEOs will detail how their company's fared from July through September. Now the Dow climbing a 2 50 investors appeared to largely shrugged off the latest signs that Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on more aid for the economy. The holdup coming with the election just Weeks away, and a historically high unemployment rate. Arkansas Governor Asia Hutchinson telling CNBC his state needs stimulus splitting hairs between his state surplus. And the inability to pay unemployment. Was not as much as the state needs additional aid as the those that are unemployed. Some are small businesses that have been struggling under economic restrictions. That's where the assistance is needed. And so In Arkansas. While our economy is better than most, we never shut down completely. We our unemployment rate is lower than the national average. We're still depended upon a national economy. And so if other states are struggling, their economy is not recovering. It hurts us over the long term here in Arkansas, so yes, we need a stimulus package that is that important for our state for those that I need to have this carry over until they get their jobs back. The small businesses that are heard the hospitality industry particularly has struggled because of the restrictions. And so that's what we need Stimulus package for in terms of the state itself. We have a balanced budget. We're going to continue to have a balanced budget. Every state's a little different situation. The state's new need relief, but that's not as important as it is, for the individuals and for the small businesses that need that assistant Nationwide the unemployment rate stands a 7.9% theocracy. Tober Jobs report will be published. The Friday following the election. Other current virus pandemic has hit box office revenue by closing many theaters that as.