Skip to comments.US to get 9th justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett
Posted on 10/26/2020 8:36:07 AM PDT by Red Badger
WASHINGTON (AP) A divided Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, giving the country a ninth justice Monday as Republicans overpower Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trumps nominee the week before Election Day.
Democratic leaders asked Vice President Mike Pence to stay away from presiding over her Senate confirmation due to potential health risks after his aides tested positive for COVID-19. But although Pence isnt needed to break a tie, the vote would present a dramatic opportunity for him to preside over confirmation of Trumps third Supreme Court justice.
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 would also be a violation of common decency and courtesy.
But Senate Republicans control the chamber and Barretts confirmation isnt in doubt.
The 48-year-old Barrett would secure a conservative court majority for the foreseeable future, potentially opening a new era of rulings on abortion, gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act. A case against the Obama-era health law is scheduled to be heard Nov. 10.
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Pence should be reasonable about this and offer a deal:
If 25 democrat senators vote for confirmation, he will stay away.
When does it start?
‘Rats are actually empowered to concur with a Great Pick.
But they don’t believe Traitor Roberts’ pronouncement that Federal Judges are apolitical in their Rulings/Opinions.
I bet 25 or more will...............
She can be sworn it immediately after the vote.....................
If I were Pence, I’d show up in an astronaut suit. And moon-walk into the chamber.
VP Pence is following all CDC guidelines for Essential Workers who have not tested positive for the Covid Monster. Schumer ... pipe ... smoke it!
If I were Pence, Id show up in a TRUMP MASK......................
Swalow that Schmukie
Too easy. Should have a better deal than a mere 25.
I’d allow for 3 ‘Rats to vote against, and the rest for, to reach the same margin that RBG had.
96 to 3 on Aug 3, 1993
Oh Hahahahahahahahaha... you can't make this stuff up.
Schumuckey should wear a mask............a FULL FACE ONE!...............
I like the idea of Democrats being powerless.
Then, they are much more entertaining, like a barrel of, well, I don’t know the most appropriate term to insert here, but they are funnier than that.
Why would they “block” her at all? NONE dispute she is a brilliant jurist. Ginsberg and Breyer were both confirmed with more than 87 votes.
.....God I just love the sound of that
That will get us to a 4.5 - 4.5 court, or a 3 conservative, 3 moderate, 3 hard leftist
So, Schumer is pretending that he has ANY familiarity with common decency or courtesy???
Beat me to it! Blew my mouthful of coffee!....
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