The Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett were nothing short of a success. Democrats tried their best to crawl underneath her skin, but it was too thick. She was just too smart, graceful and overall too perfect for anyone in the room to touch.
Because she made Senate Democrats look like a bunch of schoolhouse bullies who failed to pull off an ambush like they did with Justice Brett Kavanaugh, they’re now resorting to juvenile procedural tricks in an effort to undermine the confirmation process, which they continually — and falsely — claim is somehow unconstitutional.
According to Fox News, the first round of stall tactics was initiated by none other than Sen. Chuck Schumer, who first forced a roll call vote over an unrelated issue that deals with the Trump administration’s handling of the Community Reinvestment Act.
Following that roll call, Schumer then attempted to adjourn the Senate, which would obviously help the Democrat’s delay the process of her confirmation, possibly even after the election as they all hope for.
“I am forcing a vote to adjourn the Senate until after the November election, Schumer tweeted. “We are not going to have business as usual here in the Senate while the Republicans try to use an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee.”
After using a series of procedural tricks that’s too complicated and boring to explain here, Schumer exhibited an overly-dramatic display in opposition to carrying on with Barrett’s confirmation.
“This is the most rushed… most partisan, least legitimate Supreme Court nomination process in our nation’s history — in our nation’s entire history — and it should not proceed. Therefore, I will move to adjourn the Senate until after Nov. 3 election, with the ability to come back into session if there is a bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package,” the ranking Democrat said.
Thankfully, Republican senators showed enough spine to quickly quashed Schumer’s silly attempt to delay the process in a 43-48 vote along party lines.
Though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is no stranger to Schumer’s tricks, he affirmed this week that Barrett is on schedule for a vote by the Judiciary Committee and then an immediate vote by the full Senate.
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“I look forward to the Judiciary Committee’s vote on Thursday. The full Senate will turn to Judge Barrett’s nomination as soon as it comes out of committee. I’ll be proud to vote to confirm this exceptional jurist,” McConnell said in a Monday tweet.
Not surprisingly, Democrats have already threatened to delay that vote with another procedural trick by boycotting the full Senate vote on Thursday. If that happens, it would essentially force McConnell to reschedule the vote for sometime next week.
Either way, though the crybaby Democrats will do their best to prevent it from happening, whether it’s this week or next, it looks as though Barrett will fill the vacant seat on the nation’s High Court without much of an issue.