Democrats warn Pence it would be ‘dangerous’ to preside over Barrett vote Monday

Senate Democrats wrote to Vice President Mike Pence on Monday and asked him to stay away from the chamber during the vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Pence had planned to preside over the vote in his role as Senate president.

But his chief of staff, Marc Short, and four other employees in the vice president’s office have contracted coronavirus, and Democrats fear he could be contagious.

“Not only would your presence in the Senate Chamber tomorrow be a clear violation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, it would also be a
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