Dems Threaten to Boycott Meetings with Amy Coney Barrett, Which Accomplishes Nothing
In fact, nixing these meetings could SPEED UP the process.
The Democrats have declared war on all things Trump several times over the course of the last four years, and their latest act of phony “resistance” comes at a crucial time in our nation’s history.
Donald Trump and the Republicans are set to appoint Amy Coney Barrett to replace the recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg with no speed bumps remaining to slow them down. The GOP already has the votes, even with Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins refusing to play along, and there is no conventional way for the Democrats to block the appointment.
Still, the left’s flair for the dramatic was on full display again this week.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and will play a role in confirmation hearings, said he would oppose her confirmation “as I would any nominee proposed as part of this illegitimate sham process, barely one month before an election as Americans are already casting their votes.”
“If Judge Barrett’s views become law, hundreds of millions of Americans living w/pre-existing conditions would lose access to their health care. In the middle of a pandemic, rushing confirmation of an extreme jurist who will decimate health care is unconscionable,” he said on Twitter.
“I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” he tweeted.
Blumenthal wasn’t the only one:
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, also said that she would not meet with Barrett when asked on CNN, although she said she would question her at the hearing.
“I will not be meeting with her, I will take the opportunity to question her when she is under oath,” she said.
What will this accomplish? Literally nothing. The GOP has the votes, and the only way for the Democrats to stop Coney Barrett’s appointment would be through impeaching Donald Trump again – a move that would be political suicide for anyone and everyone involved.
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