The Democrats thought they had a real chance of derailing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.
But it got completely destroyed.
Amy Coney Barrett just won a huge Senate victory that enraged Chuck Schumer.
The Supreme Court is one of the most influential branches of American government.
In many ways it is more powerful than either Congress or the Presidency.
The Founding Fathers designed the Constitution as a document that would protect the rights of the American people from a tyrannical government.
The Democrats would like to change the American system in order to try and ensure that they never lose a political battle again.
That’s why they’re talking about adding states, ending the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court.
However,having a Supreme Court that’s solidly conservative will make that harder to do.
Democrats are also threatened by the fact that states would have more rights under a conservative court.
Democrats were hoping that the number of senators who tested positive for coronavirus would halt President Trump from being able to get his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by the Senate.
“The timeline of Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing was thrown into question Friday after two Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee tested positive for COVID-19: Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina,” USA Today reported Friday. “Both attended a Rose Garden ceremony announcing President Donald Trump’s choice of Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court. Several people in attendance, including the president, have since tested positive for COVID-19.”
But their hopes of stoppingAmy Coney Barrett’s nomination are growing slimmer by the hour.
While most of the Senate’s business has been postponed due to the Senators coming down with the coronavirus, the SCOTUS nomination hearings are going forward as planned.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled Barrett’s hearing which will begin on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 9am, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced.
“The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on the nomination of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to begin Monday, Oct. 12 at 9:00 am & continue through Thursday, Oct. 15,” the committee tweeted Monday, alongside an official statement and calendar item.
The hearing is expected to last four days and then will probably proceed to a committee vote and then the nomination will go to the Senate floor.
The Republicans expect that Barrett will be confirmed by the GOP-held chamber and will be on the court by November 1, right before the elections.
There are few tricks that the Democrats can try at this point that won’t backfire on them.
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