Surprising precisely no one, President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat on the Supreme Court made vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The nomination will now almost surely set up an epic fight in the Senate over Barrett’s confirmation, featuring desperate and scurrilous attacks on her gender, her religion and her character.
Last night, Bill Maher came unglued with a attack on Judge Barrett, objecting that she is “really, really Catholic — like speaking in tongues.” The raving assault (which even bizarrely tied in Stormy Daniels) shows the triumph of rage over reason. https://t.co/QtCUTl7lBp
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) September 26, 2020
Judge Barrett was nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by Trump and confirmed in 2017. As for her position on gun rights, the record is limited, but promising. See Bruce Krafft’s post regarding her judicial approach and her dissent in a case regarding the restoration of a non-violent felon’s gun rights.
Reposting this, and cosigning everything @ElieNYC said this morning on #amjoy — Democrats should take his advice, take no meetings with this nominee. send a surrogate to do the hearings, and spend their time messaging. #CrossTalk https://t.co/SqXVPvxJaz
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 26, 2020
Hang on, because while the Democrats don’t appear to have the votes in the Senate to stop Barrett’s confirmation, as they did with Brett Kavanaugh, they’ll likely make the process as bloody, nasty and unpleasant as humanly possible.
Kendi Accuses Amy Coney Barrett Of ‘Colonialism’ For Adopting From Haiti https://t.co/GRKlIfDcF9
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 26, 2020