Sen. Cornyn: Democrats Are Using Supreme Court-Nominee Hearing to Raise Funds

By Lucy Collins | October 13, 2020 | 5:17pm EDT
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)  (Getty Images)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- While talking to reporters during a break in the Supreme Court-nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he thinks the discussions surrounding the upcoming election and alleged “conspiracy theories” about the high court are an attempt by Democratic senators to “stoke” their fundraising.

Sen. Cornyn is currently up for reelection in Texas and is leading in the polls, according to FiveThirtyEight, by an average of eight points. Reporters asked Cornyn how he thinks the confirmation hearings will affect his election.

“I think it’ll probably be a fundraising bonanza for my opponents,” Cornyn said. “That’s what they do, they raise money in small dollars online. And, obviously we’re all very visible here and people understand the role we’re playing. So, that’s fine.”

“But, I think that’s why you’re seeing so much talk about the election and [Supreme Court] conspiracies and so forth, trying to stoke their base and particularly their donors,” said the senator.

(Twitter.)
(Twitter.)

Questions by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) at the hearing led to tweets claiming he was describing conspiracy theories. Whitehouse, for instance, used a prop board to inform about so-called “Dark Money” and used a red sharpie to circle and draw arrows to different pieces of information.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Cornyn ended his comments by saying, “I think everything is a little different by the state, but my state, people expect me to do my duty, and that’s what I’m doing.”

(Twitter.)
(Twitter.)

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.