This Moment Exposed the Extremists Standing Behind Amy Coney Barrett - 2020-10-14
First, Whitehouse described the by-now-familiar hypocrisy of the hearing: that Republican leaders had promised not to confirm a Supreme Court justice in the final year of a presidential term, and were now doing so later than any Senate in history, and in the midst of a pandemic that had closed the Senate itself.
But that was just the beginning. "My experience around politics," he said, "is that when you find hypocrisy in the daylight, look for power in the shadows."
Senator Whitehouse continued, "There's big anonymous money behind various lanes of activity." He described three of them.