Judge Amy Coney Barrett has led an exceptional life both personally and professionally. She’s eminently qualified for office, and in normal times, she’d be confirmed unanimously. But these are not normal times.
Democrats are pulling out all the stops to attack Barrett in Monday’s hearings. Politico reported on the Democrats strategy in a piece over the weekend, and the cynicism is stunning.
There’s not a word about her history and qualifications, and far too many words about how the Democrats have already made up their minds to reject Barrett without even hearing her.
Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono had a typical approach: “This nominee poses a clear and present danger to everybody’s health care, that should be uppermost in everyone’s minds, but that’s only the start…She has a position on abortion.”
The horror. Does Hirono not have a position on abortion?
Politico also points out that radical leftist groups are pushing for even more aggressive tactics from Senate Dems:
With no procedural tools to stop Barrett from getting confirmed to the Supreme Court, the only weapon Democrats have is messaging. But Brian Fallon, executive director of the liberal Demand Justice group, says that Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have been “sleepwalking” so far.
“Dianne Feinstein, Chris Coons, Dick Durbin have been going around sulking about how the Republicans have the votes. And they ought to be convincing the country about what a partisan power grab this is,” said Fallon, whose group is spending millions against Barrett’s nomination. “Get passionate.”
We saw what getting “passionate” meant during the Kavanaugh hearings. Getting “passionate” for Democrats is about nasty personal attacks that demean the Senate and shock the nation’s conscience.
Amy Barrett and her family could use some prayers right now. They’re about to go through hell.