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Democrats to boycott committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination
The Hill ^ | 10 21 2020 | Jordain Carney

Posted on 10/21/2020 3:05:36 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday's committee vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination.

The plan comes as the 10 Democratic senators on the panel have been discussing how to protest the GOP plan to confirm Barrett next week to the seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the Democrats on the committee, in a joint statement, said the push to confirm Barrett was a "sham process" and accused Republicans of breaking "the promises and rules" established by refusing to give Merrick Garland, then-President Obama's final Supreme Court nominee, a hearing or a vote.

“Fearing a loss at the ballot box, Republicans are showing that they do not care about the rules or what the American people want, but are concerned only with raw political power," they said.

"We will not grant this process any further legitimacy by participating in a committee markup of this nomination just twelve days before the culmination of an election that is already underway," they added.

Democrats, instead, are expected to hold two press conferences on Thursday.

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(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: amyconeybarrett; barrett; chuckschumer; newyork; supremecourt; upchuckschumer
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1 posted on 10/21/2020 3:05:36 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

I’m so sad.


2 posted on 10/21/2020 3:06:13 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: yesthatjallen

Good, it’ll speed things up.


3 posted on 10/21/2020 3:07:07 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Petulant children.

This will be a BIGLY WIN for Trump next week.

People want to root for the team that wins.


4 posted on 10/21/2020 3:07:53 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: yesthatjallen

“...grant the process further legitimacy”? The process doesn’t need you for legitimacy. Well they can’t all wear white this time.


5 posted on 10/21/2020 3:08:18 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: yesthatjallen

Go ahead and boycott. That’s less time you’ll waste pissing, moaning and grandstanding during the vote.


6 posted on 10/21/2020 3:08:34 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ( (optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: yesthatjallen

good at least now the room won’t smell like poo


7 posted on 10/21/2020 3:08:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: yesthatjallen
Excellent!

Should make the committee process tomorrow smooth and quick, hopefully all of them will boycott the Monday vote as well so Amy can be confirmed unanimously.

8 posted on 10/21/2020 3:09:08 PM PDT by apillar
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To: yesthatjallen

Great! It will be recorded as a unanimous vote for confirmation!


9 posted on 10/21/2020 3:10:18 PM PDT by glennaro (Know that a muzzle is a symbol of subservience, of self-degradation and, most tragically, of fear.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Lie to the idiots and lie to Democrat voters. But, I repeat myself.


10 posted on 10/21/2020 3:10:25 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: yesthatjallen

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/a-slim-majority-of-americans-now-support-confirming-amy-coney-barrett-including-32-of-democratic-voters-new-poll-shows/ar-BB1agvAq
“51% of voters said the Senate should confirm Barrett, the poll found, a 14 percentage point increase since late September.”


11 posted on 10/21/2020 3:10:27 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches anything.)
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To: glennaro

I thought there was a rule where at least one minority member had to be present.


12 posted on 10/21/2020 3:11:02 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: yesthatjallen

Promises and rules???

What rules? Chuckie the clown knows there is no rule about appointing a supreme court justice in an election year. Hes just blow8ing smoke as usual. The president can appoint, it’s up to the senate whether to confirm or not. That’s where it stalled for Obama.

I wonder if he’s ever heard the phrase

POUND SAND...


13 posted on 10/21/2020 3:11:34 PM PDT by Paleo Pete (I smile because you are family. I laugh because you can do nothing about it...)
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To: yesthatjallen

NYT Headline: “ACB Breezes Through Senate Judicial Confirmation Vote, 100% Yes!


14 posted on 10/21/2020 3:11:43 PM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: yesthatjallen
Can they “boycott” every single Trump judicial nomination hearings so we can swiftly confirm them?
15 posted on 10/21/2020 3:11:57 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: yesthatjallen

Waaaaahhhhh! Bunch of losers.


16 posted on 10/21/2020 3:12:08 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: yesthatjallen

That’s gonna leave a mark. Doubt it.


17 posted on 10/21/2020 3:12:28 PM PDT by kempster (w President of all time.)
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To: Paleo Pete

As if the democrats wouldn’t have confirmed a Justice if they were in charge and Queen hillary was president.


18 posted on 10/21/2020 3:12:54 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: yesthatjallen

Dock them a day’s pay.


19 posted on 10/21/2020 3:15:07 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: yesthatjallen

Ow. That stings.


20 posted on 10/21/2020 3:15:33 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy (;-,)
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