Democrats are increasingly desperate to derail the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and are willing to use every dirty trick in the book to stop it.
Leading the efforts is Senator Chuck Schumer to whom those dirty tricks are a specialty but his first attempt to shut down the Senate has been beaten back by Republicans who still control the upper chamber.
On Monday night, Schumer attempted to adjourn the Senate until after the election in order to thwart Barrett’s confirmation but his motion was smacked down by Republicans in a 48-42 vote.
The vote to confirm Barrett – which is scheduled for next Monday – is a high stakes showdown that could flip the balance of the nation’s highest court conservative for a generation, stalling the left’s push to impose their socialist agenda on America.
The minority leader whined:
“This is the most rushed, most partisan, least legitimate Supreme Court nomination process in our nation’s history … and it should not proceed,”
Republicans on Monday night stalled a move by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to close down the Senate until after the presidential election as the body’s top Democrat continues to protest the effort to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the end of the month.
The vote on a motion to adjourn, forced by Schumer, D-N.Y., followed another roll call vote in which Schumer forced the Senate to consider the Trump administration’s softening of a banking regulation regarding low-income borrowers. Republicans expect more such procedural roadblocks from Schumer as the Senate gets closer to confirming Barrett, likely early-to-mid-next week.
“Because our Republican colleagues have made such a mockery of the Supreme Court confirmation process, we are not going to have business as usual here in the Senate,” Schumer said Monday. “Tonight I will move to bring up a vote under the Congressional Review Act and force Action on a resolution to undo the Trump administration’s gutting … of the Community Reinvestment Act.”
That vote failed 43-48 along party lines. Schumer then motioned to adjourn the Senate until after the presidential election. After he was told his motion was out of order, he appealed that ruling and then motioned to table his own appeal, essentially putting up a motion in opposition of his own effort to close down the Senate, but making senators go on the record on the issue in the process.
Schumer isn’t about to stop trying though and will utilize every underhanded procedural maneuver to drag out the process long enough for the media to drag Joe Biden’s corrupt carcass across the finish line.
Efforts to gum up the works comes after embittered the embittered sore loser of the 2016 election called for such hardball tactics and Senator Schumer is just following orders.
Via Breitbart News:
Clinton said, “The Democrats who are in the Senate will have to use every single possible maneuver that is available to them to make it clear that they are not going to permit Mitch McConnell to enact the greatest travesty, a monument to hypocrisy that would arise from him attempting to fill this position. So, in many ways, it is a terrible loss for us all. It is a reminder that she stood on the side of moving us towards a perfect union and underscoring equality and not just for women but for every American and I don’t want to see that legacy ripped up by political hypocrisy coming from Mitch McConnell.”
She continued, “Mitch McConnell cares about nothing else but power, of course, he’s going to do everything he can to fill that seat. I think there are three possible approaches that should be considered. I think there will be at least one or may be more Republican senators who either from principles or conscious or political calculation find the hypocrisy to be more than they can bear. It is reported, and I don’t know if it is actually accurate yet, but it has been reported that at least one senator has said just that, fair is fair. I think to me if we have any hope of overcoming the divisiveness and atmosphere that currently infect our politics and, unfortunately, has riddle our institutions like the Senate with this kind of, you know, power over everything else, mentality. I hope that there will be several Republican senators who say we are going to wait to see what happens with the election. It will be up to whoever is president on January 20th. The second thing is there are senators running for officer right now who are in, who are Republicans and who are closed or contested seats, and their Democratic opponents, as well as the people and the press in their state, needs to make this a major issue. Are they going to totally demonstrate themselves as being without a shred of principle because they went along with McConnell in refusing to move forward, President Obama’s nomination? Are they going to apply a totally double standard? Make it a political issue.”
Clinton added, “You know, every possible procedural obstacle has to be thrown in the way of this power drive by McConnell. There are things that can be done that need to be done literally 24/7.
Ironically, the vote to confirm Barrett falls on Mrs. Clinton’s birthday and if it goes as planned, she is going to have a tough time choking down that particular piece of cake.