(PoliticalLookout.com)- After using the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh as an attempt to smear him as a gang rapist, Democrats appear to have learned the error of their ways and have decided to boycott the confirmation hearings of President Trump’s latest nominee.
Senate Democrats, who are currently in a minority but who are still expected to take part in Senate hearings before a vote on the president’s latest nomination to the Supreme Court, are refusing to take part in the process.
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he would not meet with the talented Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as he believes that the “whole process has been illegitimate.”
“And second, because she’s already stated that she is for overturning the ACA [Affordable Care Act, I will not meet with her,” Schumer said.
It is just the latest egregious tactics used by the Democrats to express their disagreement with President Donald Trump, who is fulfilling his Constitutional duty to nominate a judge to the Supreme Court when a vacancy arrives. It follows the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just two weeks ago.
Schumer even said that if Barrett is confirmed by the Republican majority Senate, then the Republican Party “will have stolen two Supreme Court seats.”
He did not explain how he believes the Republicans could have stolen two seats when the justices were nominated as set out by the Constitution.
Senators Richard Blumenthal and Maize Hirono, both Democrats, also confirmed that they would not meet with Judger Barrett. On Sunday, Blumenthal said that it is an “illegitimate sham process” because an election is only a month away.
But President Donald Trump was elected to serve four years and his term only ends in January of next year. He may also be elected to serve another four.
Blumenthal said that should Barrett’s views become law, “hundreds of millions of Americans living w/pre-existing conditions would lose access to their health care.”
I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) September 26, 2020
“I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” he added.
Well, I guess not taking part at all is better than accusing Judge Barrett of being a gang rapist, right?