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Oct 12, 2020 9:35 AM CSTWhat will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)

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Oct 12, 2020 1:17 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
You know Nazi Pelosi will come up with something. laugh

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearing.

What Constitution? Democrats Attack Purely on Politics.

Fearmonger About Healthcare.

High Drama, Low Tech: Glitches Throughout.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will kick off judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Monday.


2:06 PM: O’Hara is now testifying and she says it is anticlimactic because they have already heard from Barrett. She talks about how she first met her when they recruited her in 2002 to be a law professor at Notre Dame. She says she was responsible for creating an environment in which she could take her potential and get tenure…. she says it was the easiest task during her tenure as dean…

2:05 PM: Barrett on the appreciation for those who came before her:

I come before this Committee with humility about the responsibility I have been asked to undertake, and with appreciation for those who came before me. I was nine years old when Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to sit in this seat. She was a model of grace and dignity throughout her distinguished tenure on the Court. When I was 21 years old and just beginning my career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat in this seat. She told the Committee, “What has become of me could only happen in America.” I have been nominated to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat, but no one will ever take her place. I will be forever grateful for the path she marked and the life she led.

Barrett also says it has been uplifting to hear that so many people have been praying for her:

As a final note, Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank the many Americans from all walks of life who have reached out with messages of support over the course of my nomination. I believe in the power of prayer, and it has been uplifting to hear that so many people are praying for me. I look forward to answering the Committee’s questions over the coming days. And if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed, I pledge to faithfully and impartially discharge my duties to the American people as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Thank you.

2:01 PM: Barrett says “courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the people.”

“I try to remain mindful that, while my court decides thousands of cases a year, each case is the most important one to the parties involved,” she says. “After all, cases are not like statutes, which are often named for their authors. Cases are named for the parties who stand to gain or lose in the real world, often through their liberty or livelihood.”

She also says when she is writing an opinion, she reads every word from the perspective of the losing party.

1:55 PM: Graham swears in Barrett before her opening remarks after the committee can’t establish a connection with O’Hara. Barrett introduces her family:

As I said when I was nominated to serve as a Justice, I am used to being in a group of nine—my family. Nothing is more important to me, and I am so proud to have them behind me.

Barrett on her parents:

My parents, Mike and Linda Coney, are watching from their New Orleans home. My father was a lawyer and my mother was a teacher, which explains why I ended up a law professor. More important, my parents modeled for me and my six siblings a life of service, principle, faith, and love. I remember preparing for a grade-school spelling bee against a boy in my class, and to boost my confidence, my dad sang, “Anything boys can do, girls can do better.” And at least as I remember it, I spelled my way to victory.
Oct 12, 2020 1:18 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Continued.

Barrett on her legal mentors:

I was fortunate to have wonderful legal mentors—in particular, the judges for whom I clerked. The legendary Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit gave me my first job in the law and he continues to teach me today. He was by my side during my Seventh Circuit hearing, he swore me un during my investiture, and he is cheering me on from his living room now.

I also clerked for Justice Scalia, and like many law students, I felt like I knew the justice before I ever met him, because I had read so many of his colorful, accessible opinions. More than the style of his writing, though, it was the content of Justice Scalia’s reasoning that shaped me. His judicial philosophy was straightforward: A judge must apply the law as it is written, not as she wishes it were. Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that he did not like. But as he put it in one of his best known opinions, that is what it means to say that we have a government of laws, not of men.

Justice Scalia taught me more than just law. He was devoted to his family, resolute in his beliefs, and fearless of criticism. And as I embarked on my own legal career, I resolved to maintain that same perspective. There is a tendency in our profession to treat the practice of law as all-consuming, while losing sight of everything else. But that makes for a shallow and unfulfilling life. I worked hard as a lawyer and as a professor; I owed that to my clients, to my students, and to myself. But I never let the law define my identity or crowd out the rest of my life.

1:52 PM: Some technical difficulties trying to get Professor O’Hara. Graham jokes she must be in the “3G part of Indiana.”

1:46 PM: Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) says that Scalia said the federal judiciary is hardly a cross section of America. He says if confirmed, Barrett will be the only sitting justice who did not receive her law degree from Harvard or Yale and spent most of her time in the Midwest. He says when this vacancy occurred, he was the first to advocate for a judge from the Midwest because we need more judges who understand Midwestern values. Braun says Barrett is a legal titan who drives a minivan who is just as comfortable at a Saturday afternoon tailgate as she is in an ivory tower.

He says much will be made of Barrett’s Catholic faith in the coming days. He says the founders anticipated this question and got it right. He says liberals and conservatives are bound by the Constitution’s firm edict that no religious test should be allowed. He says Barrett has been clear where she falls on faith and the law. Braun says Barrett is an originalist who will not treat the Supreme Court as a third chamber of commerce and talks up her “heartland values.” He says Hoosiers should be proud to have Barrett representing her state currently and adds that she will make all Americans proud as a justice of the Supreme Court.

1:41 PM: Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) introduces Barrett and calls her “an American original.” He says his office looked for an “extraordinary American” when there was a vacancy in the seventh circuit. He says it was abundantly clear since their first meeting that she was a “star” who was held in the highest regard by her peers in the legal community. Young says she possessed all of the qualities to be an appellate court judge then and to be a Supreme Court justice now. Young says unfortunately some Democrats resorted to attacks on her religious faith during her appellate court nomination hearings. Young says as a member of the seventh circuit, Barrett has proven she is a brilliant jurist who interprets the Constitution as written. He says she is also the first woman from Indiana to serve on the seventh circuit. Young says if confirmed, Barrett will be the fifth woman and the first mother of school-age children to be on the Supreme Court. He talks about education, faith, community, and equal justice under the law.
Oct 12, 2020 1:18 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Continued.

1:37 PM: Graham points out that the ABA gave Barrett its highest rating and reads the letter the ABA sent to Graham and Feinstein.

1:27 PM: Blackburn says Democrats have revealed today that nothing but an activist judiciary will do for them. She says Democrats want only a certain type of woman to be allowed on the Supreme Court. She calls Barrett a “brilliant jurist” who will be an “intellectual powerhouse” on the Supreme Court who will steer the panel towards textualism and originalism.

Blackburn says the radical left want to take a “hatchet” to the process and says a vocal minority finds fault with Americanism at every turn.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "She was indeed a role model for many because she fought to open more doors for women in the law and beyond. And I sincerely hope that I am as effective an advocate in the Senate as she was in the Court."

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 12, 2020



Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally well-qualified nominee with a deep commitment to upholding the rule of law. Republican women will not allow the left to tear her down. pic.twitter.com/4DU3Edy1Ox

— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 12, 2020

1:17 PM: Sen. Kennedy says he hopes Senators can talk about the role of the federal judiciary in American life this week. He says the Kavanaugh hearing was a “freak show.” He again talks about how Congress has relinquished too much power to other branches.

Republican Sen. Kennedy just compared the Kavanaugh hearings to the ‘Star Wars’ cantina scene and lamented being called a ‘white colonialist’ in the same breath pic.twitter.com/WyXc51UvXn

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 12, 2020

1:05 PM: Technical problems as Harris tries to testify. Senators can’t see her on the screen and there is a lot of background noise.

Harris says the committee has ignored procedures to keep people safe, including requiring testing of members. She says Republicans postponed business on the Senate floor and says this hearing should have been postponed and the decision to hold the hearing is “reckless” and puts janitorial staff and the Capitol police at risk.

Continuing with her campaign speech, Harris says Senate Republicans have not lifted a finger for 150 days re: the House COVID bill. She says Senate Republicans have made it “crystal clear” that rushing through a Supreme Court nomination is more important than helping Americans dealing with COVID/economic problems.

Harris says Republicans want to rush Barrett’s nomination because they want the Supreme Court to do their “dirty work” on Obamacare.

Kamala Harris appearing in her office with children’s book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the background. pic.twitter.com/TkC44LsFIY

— Ted Johnson (@tedstew) October 12, 2020

12:55 PM: Sen. Crapo says the hearing is 16 days after Barrett’s announcement and most hearings have come within the 16-day window. He says these proceedings are in line with past timelines in the Senate. Crapo rips Democrats for court packing and says “this is not court packing.” He says the standard arguments against Barrett about how she will be an activist judge who will overturn Obamacare are just standard arguments that are made when a Republican nominates someone to the Supreme Court. He claims it has never been true and will not be true with Barrett. Crapo also calls out Democrats for filibustering a COVID relief package and then accusing Republicans of not caring about COVID relief.

He highlights Barrett’s commitment to stare decisis and says she is the “ideal candidate” to fill this vacancy. He says he looks forward to discussing the proper role of a judge in America’s legal system with judge Barrett.
Oct 12, 2020 1:19 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Continued.

12:42 PM: Booker opens by telling the story of an American who got coverage because of Obamacare and then was diagnosed with diabetes. Booker says he is worried about what will happen if Obamacare is overturned because he now has a pre-existing condition. He says Americans are scared about a future with Obamacare and Roe v. Wade, and voters should believe Trump when he said he wanted justices to overturn Roe and Obamacare. He claims Senate Republicans know Americans don’t want this and they don’t care. He says they have “one window of opportunity” before Americans vote. Booker asks a GOP colleague on the committee to stand up with him and help him end this “charade” that is “violating their own words, statements.”

Democrats, who can often be in disarray, are incredibly disciplined and staying rigidly on their Affordable Care Act message during Barrett's confirmation hearing

— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 12, 2020

Let’s be clear: nothing about today’s hearing is normal. It’s not normal that @SenateGOP are rushing through a confirmation hearing, violating their own words all to ensure that millions of Americans will lose their health care in the middle of a pandemic.

— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) October 12, 2020

12:35 PM: Ernst opens by saying women were given the right to vote only a hundred years ago, and she says she is so proud what women have accomplished in this country. She says this is the first time she has been a member of the judiciary committee during a Supreme Court nomination process. She says she is not a lawyer and brings a different perspective. She says the Supreme Court is the defender of our Constitution and her test for a Supreme Court justice is whether she will defend the Constitution. Ernst says she hears about judicial activism from her colleagues on the left who want to turn the Supreme Court into a super legislature. She says she is concerned that Barrett’s faith and family will be attacked during the hearings from Senators who do not have an open mind. She says her opponents want to paint her as a “handmaid,” a TV-caricature of a religious radical.

12:25 PM: Opening statements resume, with Hirono slamming the White House as a “Coronavirus hot spot” and ripping the GOP for not passing COVID relief legislation. She says these are “not normal times” and Senate Republicans are trying to put a justice on the Supreme Court to get rid of Obamacare. Hirono says Barrett aligned herself with Scalia, who voted twice to strike down Obamacare, at the White House “super-spreader event.” Hirono calls this a “hypocritical” and “illegitimate process” and accuses Republicans of wanting Barrett to be seated on the court to hear the Obamacare case a week after the election. She says repealing Obamacare is at the top of the GOP’s “hit list.”

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett heads back into Senate Judiciary Cmte hearing room followed by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. pic.twitter.com/1hIRQ3mKeb

— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) October 12, 2020

11:34 AM: Tillis accuses Democrats of “fear-mongering,” saying Barrett will threaten healthcare and labor rights and get rid of Obamacare. He says his review of Barrett’s record is that she reaches conclusions dictated by law and not by personal preference. He tells Barrett to stand tall and proud when the left criticizes Barrett in the coming days.

My opening remarks on the first day of the @senjudiciary hearing to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Judge Barrett knows the role of a Supreme Court Justice. And she is the most-qualified person for this job. #ConfirmACB #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/codEFflirz

— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) October 12, 2020
Oct 12, 2020 1:20 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Continued.

Committee will be in recess until 12:20 PM.

11:21 AM: Blumenthal says Barrett’s nomination is about the GOP’s goal of repealing Obamacare, which he says they “detest so much.” He claims Barrett will become a judicial activist who will use originalism as a “smokescreen” to overturn Obamacare. He quotes GOP senators on the committee who have previously called for Obamacare to be replaced and says that COVID will now be a pre-existing condition that will put the health care of Americans at risk. He says an activist judge on the bench will strike down “common-sense gun safety laws” and a woman’s right to choose. Blumenthal now highlighting gun control and abortion issues. He calls Barrett an “extremist ideological judge” and speaks about the “unwritten rule” of keeping one’s words in the Senate re: election-year confirmations. Blumenthal says Republicans are doing it because they can and “right does not make might.” He claims they don’t have the American people and history on its side because Americans want a plan to fight the Coronavirus. He claims Trump and the GOP are destroying the “legitimacy” of the Supreme Court. He says Barrett must recuse herself in any election cases because it will damage the court’s and her legacy.

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Oct 12, 2020 3:15 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Joe said he was running for The Senate today.

Does that mean he concedes? rolling on the floor laughing
Oct 12, 2020 3:49 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amy Coney Barrett has eloquently defended herself through the Senate confirmation hearings this morning. But as Dems grew increasingly vicious, she was forced to turn to desperate measures.

After several hours of hearings, Barrett pulled out a large crucifix and held it aloft. A light shone from the heavens, and the Democrats knew they were defeated.

They shrunk back and began to hiss. "Noooo!" cried Senator Richard Blumenthal. "It burns us! Take it away!" He dove under his desk to hide from its light.

"Agggghhhh!!!" screamed Senator Cory Booker, his skin sizzling at the sight of Jesus on the cross. "I'll get you one day, Barrett!"

"Looks like Booker's blasting off again!" he shouted as he jumped through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man in an attempt to escape the burning.

Senator Mazie Hirono made a loud hissing noise and growled at the cross. Her head began to turn around and around like a demonic owl. Then, she vomited pea soup.

laugh
Oct 12, 2020 3:55 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
rolling on the floor laughing
Oct 12, 2020 4:14 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Conrad73: https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-hiss-in-terror-as-acb-pulls-out-crucifix/

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amy Coney Barrett has eloquently defended herself through the Senate confirmation hearings this morning. But as Dems grew increasingly vicious, she was forced to turn to desperate measures.

After several hours of hearings, Barrett pulled out a large crucifix and held it aloft. A light shone from the heavens, and the Democrats knew they were defeated.

They shrunk back and began to hiss. "Noooo!" cried Senator Richard Blumenthal. "It burns us! Take it away!" He dove under his desk to hide from its light.

"Agggghhhh!!!" screamed Senator Cory Booker, his skin sizzling at the sight of Jesus on the cross. "I'll get you one day, Barrett!"

"Looks like Booker's blasting off again!" he shouted as he jumped through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man in an attempt to escape the burning.

Senator Mazie Hirono made a loud hissing noise and growled at the cross. Her head began to turn around and around like a demonic owl. Then, she vomited pea soup.
I guess she didn't need to pull out and jingle her beads in self defense

laugh
Oct 13, 2020 4:06 AM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Stan_147: Joe said he was running for The Senate today.

Does that mean he concedes?
Dream on as he will beat Trump so bad he will run out of the White House in shame as it should be.
Oct 13, 2020 9:57 AM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
spungey: Dream on as he will beat Trump so bad he will run out of the White House in shame as it should be.
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
Oct 13, 2020 11:28 PM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
Stan_147: Joe said he was running for The Senate today.

Does that mean he concedes?
Dream on as you Republicans are going to learn one way or another!
peace peace banana rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
Oct 14, 2020 5:47 AM CST What will Democrats pull this time? (Supreme Court)
spungey: Dream on as you Republicans are going to learn one way or another!
yep,how to play the Shellgame,3-Card-Monte like you Guys are playing,Biden,Harris,Pelosi!
Which one of the Cards will come up?laugh
Answer,all three and the Harvest one!

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