“I believe that this rush sham process is a disservice to our committee. She has been rushed in a way that is historically unprecedented,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said Thursday.
“The consequence of this rushed process is that we have given inadequate scrutiny to this nominee. I move to delay these proceedings so that we can do our job and ask, again, for all the documents,” Blumenthal said Thursday.
CNN had reached out to Barrett’s chambers for comment about the omissions, but they did not respond. Barrett is required to disclose to the Senate Judiciary Committee all public talks she has given in her professional career, a committee staffer has said.
The White House told CNN on Wednesday that Barrett had been “nothing but transparent with the committee.”
Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont also referred to CNN’s reporting in his argument for Barrett’s nomination to be delayed, saying that “records of her undisclosed speeches and materials continue to pour in.”
“I’m not suggesting that Judge Barrett intentionally failed to disclose all these records in the committee. But normally we have enough time to then go back and find ones that they did fail to,” Leahy said. “And I’m absolutely suggesting that the mad rush to confirm her has, predictably, bogged them up with that.”
At her hearing on Tuesday, Barrett said those initial omissions were an oversight due to the large volume of material she had to “find and remember” over 30 years.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, Em Steck and Hannah Rabinowitz contributed to this report.