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Senate Democrats grill two Trump judicial nominees

Democrats grilled two of President Trump’s high-profile federal appeals court nominees at Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

Lawmakers questioned 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett about her Catholic faith and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Joan Larsen about her view of executive power.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Judiciary Committee’s top-ranking Democrat, labeled Barrett’s nomination “controversial.”

“You are controversial,” Feinstein said. “You are controversial because many of us that have lived our lives as women really recognize the value of finally being able to control our reproductive systems.”