Skip to comments.Democrats to boycott committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination
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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I’m so sad.
Good, it’ll speed things up.
This will be a BIGLY WIN for Trump next week.
People want to root for the team that wins.
“...grant the process further legitimacy”? The process doesn’t need you for legitimacy. Well they can’t all wear white this time.
Go ahead and boycott. Thats less time youll waste pissing, moaning and grandstanding during the vote.
good at least now the room won’t smell like poo
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.
Great! It will be recorded as a unanimous vote for confirmation!
Lie to the idiots and lie to Democrat voters. But, I repeat myself.
“51% of voters said the Senate should confirm Barrett, the poll found, a 14 percentage point increase since late September.”
I thought there was a rule where at least one minority member had to be present.
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
NYT Headline: “ACB Breezes Through Senate Judicial Confirmation Vote, 100% Yes!
Waaaaahhhhh! Bunch of losers.
Thats gonna leave a mark. Doubt it.
As if the democrats wouldn’t have confirmed a Justice if they were in charge and Queen hillary was president.
Dock them a day’s pay.
Ow. That stings.
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