Skip to comments.Democrats ask Pence to skip Barrett vote over COVID-19 risk
Posted on 10/26/2020 3:49:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, but Democratic leaders are asking Vice President Mike Pence to stay away from presiding over Mondays session due to potential health risks after his aides tested positive for COVID-19.
But Democrats said in a letter to Pence on its not a risk worth taking, according to copy obtained by The Associated Press.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and his leadership team wrote that not only would Pences presence violate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, it also be a violation of common decency and courtesy.
Nothing about your presence in the Senate tomorrow can be considered essential, the Democrats wrote. They warned of the risk not just to senators but the police, restaurant workers and others who keep the Capitol running.
Schumer, of New York, said the Trump administrations drive to install Barrett during the coronavirus crisis shows the Republican Party is willing to ignore the pandemic in order to rush this nominee forward.
To underscore the potential health risks, Schumer urged his colleagues Sunday not to linger in the chamber but cast your votes quickly and from a safe distance. Some GOP senators tested positive for the coronavirus following a Rose Garden event with Trump to announce Barretts nomination, but they have since said they have been cleared by their doctors from quarantine.
By pushing for Barretts ascension so close to the Nov. 3 election, Trump and his Republican allies are counting on a campaign boost, in much the way they believe McConnells refusal to allow the Senate to consider Obamas nominee in February 2016 created excitement for Trump among conservatives and evangelical Christians eager for a Republican president to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
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Ah-hem. To hell with you, democrats.
They are SHAMELESS!
Are the Democrats saying masks don’t work?
If Pence wears a mask there should be no problem as masks are 100% effective (just ask fauci). / sarc
This is bio warfare.
Schumer thinks we are all stupid and can’t see through his real intentions?
I guess they are saying dont work
I would rather spend the day in a COVID ward with no mask than spend a day under socialism. The far left is a real danger to normal, decent people.
No complaints during the riots...cant complain now.
What does Schumer know of decency and courtesy?
Dems weren’t even going to attend to vote anyway, were they?
Could the rats be more obvious?
What’s Chuck afraid of? The vaccine he got last December with Nancy should still be effective, unless he doesn’t trust the Chinese science...
The GOPe has completely ignored the Rat Children Party throughout the ACB confirmation process. Why start listening to these Drama Queens now. Elections have consequences as has Rat abuse of the Senate confirmation process for the last 30 years.
cold = could
How many Democrats have you heard that got COVID? Just a handful. They are getting it and not reporting it. It’s all over the news when Republicans get it. Over 200 Dem Reps and no one getting COVID?
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