With Senate Republicans unwavering in their stance against holding a hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats hosted a meeting Wednesday to discuss the nominee’s merits.
After the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a provision in the defense authorization bill that would require women to register for the draft, the Rules Committee watered down the language of the House version of the bill, downgrading that requirement to a mere study.
While most Democrats were expected to vote in favor of adding women to the draft, many Republicans voiced opposition. Sen. Ted Cruz even suggested supporters of the measure were “nuts.”
Shortly before presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was to meet with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate leaders, Minority Leader Harry Reid criticized the two Republicans for their views on women.
"When they get together, they can talk about their policies about being anti-woman," Reid said. "Since Sen. McConnell has so enthusiastically embraced Trump, we can only assume he agrees with Trump's view that women are dogs and pigs."