Democrats Helpless to Stop Supreme Court Nominee

Democrats Helpless to Stop Supreme Court Nominee

( – On Monday, October 12, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court. With a 53-seat majority in the US Senate, there’s little Democrats can do to stop Barrett’s confirmation as the minority party. It seems they’re starting to come to terms with reality.

Democrats are dangerously trying to create a new standard for legitimacy. They are trying to persuade the public that a confirmation this close to an election is illegitimate despite any lack of prohibitions against it in the US Constitution. On Wednesday, October 7, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said the only hope for Democrats is that two Republican Senators might join Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME). Collins said she would vote “no.” Murkowski hasn’t said one way or another how she’ll vote, but disapproves of the process so close to an election. Otherwise, there’s no Republican opposition.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said there’s nothing Democrats can do to stop it. He added they may be able to slow it down by a few hours or even a day. However, they can’t prevent the outcome.

The committee is expected to vote to send Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate for a final vote days later. Stay tuned as we’ll be reporting on the hearings next week.

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