May 14, 2021

Senate Democrats escalate push to delay Barrett confirmation hearings

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has decided to double down on seeking a delay of Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process due to multiple COVID-19 diagnoses within the Senate.

Three Senate Republicans have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last week, two of whom are on the Senate Judiciary Committee, providing the perfect opportunity for Senate Democrats to block the fast-tracking of her confirmation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged that these positive tests will not deter the GOP from pushing the confirmation through via virtual hearings, but Schumer has begun pushing hard in recent days for a delay.

“The idea of having virtual hearings where no one is with the witness for the highest court in the land for a life appointment that would have such effect on peoples’ lives makes no sense,” Schumer said in a Sunday press conference. “A virtual hearing is virtually no hearing at all.”

Schumer doubled down on Monday:

The GOP must halt this increasingly reckless Supreme Court process, and the Senate needs thorough COVID testing now… Americans see the similarity between GOP willingness to put Senators and staff at risk in pursuit of power and their willingness to strip health care from millions.

Judiciary Committee member Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined Schumer’s calls to halt the process, denying that Democrats are “using” the COVID-19 outbreak as a roadblock, rather that they are concerned about further spreading the virus.

“We don’t know how many other Republican senators have it … they have a lunch together where they don’t have masks,” she said on Sunday. “It’s very possible we’re going to have more senators, more staff. So I don’t know why you would ram through this Supreme Court hearing, put people in danger because it would be within that two-week period, while you have shut down the whole Senate.”

McConnell issued a statement on Saturday defying Democrat hopes to halt the process, saying, “The important work of the Senate’s committees can and will continue as each committee sees fit,” and adding that the Senate has been conducting business via a hybrid method that included virtual participation since the onset of the pandemic.

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      1. I sincerely hope you are right. It is time for Republicans to show solidarity and tell the dems where to go.

    1. It was OK for RBG to vote from home, it was OK for the DemocRATS House, to vote from home I think there is no reason the Senate can’t vote for SC Judge to be seated. Do it now!!!

      1. Exactly. I have been watching CSPAN hearings for months and many of both parties are participating remotely. And RBG was voting and participating for months on the supreme court. If she can do that, no reason why the senate cannot do that to fill her seat. The way you can tell liberals are losing is when they start this loud whining. WE THE PEOPLE are very tired of their whining. FILL THE SEAT!

      2. Why do you need to be so rational?
        Obviously I’m agreeing with your point but the demoloons don’t have a rational bone on their bodies.


  1. Let’s get on with this very important issue. Amy must be added to the Supreme Court…before the election!!!! The demoncrats will pull anything they can to delay this and we should not let this happen!!! Republicans, do your job!!!! The demoncrats are doing everything they can to stop President Trump with his agenda. They need to be taken down…we do not need the demoncrats…all they want is power and hate President Trump and our country. They are power-hungry and do not deserve it! Please, America, pray for President Trump, Melania, VP Pence and our country!!!! GOD IS IN CONTROL…we must believe that!

    1. Exactly
      Fill that seat asap. The entire nation has been dealing w cov19 so what’s the difference. It just goes to show you they’ll do anything to keep the process from going. Pelosi n Schumer thinks they’re in charge n sick of it.

  2. Folks ! We have a Constitution which states how this process is to be accomplished. Pelosi knows it, and she can’t stand it! Tough Noogies, Nancy! You fool around much longer you may find your cushie life, pretending you are more important than the Constitution, is no longer comfortable.

    1. Yeah Nancy can give back the money she’s confiscated to the poor and homeless in San Francisco that she created. Or if she doesn’t, then she can rot in h•ll

      1. How about the money she stole from the tax payers. How many times did she commission a military jet to take her out of the country or to SF from Washington DC, including booze and food.

  3. Schumer is in panic. However, his panic is not to be considered to delaying fill the vacancy of this terribly important position. Senators, do your job that we pay you to do! Do not postpone it tomorrow.

      1. I agree 100%! Pelosi seems to like “PROXY VOTING” in the House, so why can’t the Republicans say they’re going to keep Everyone doing what the HOR likes doing and hold the vote NOW!

  4. The Dumbocrats continue their folly of using COVID19 as a political tool. Just wait until it hits them in force then listen to the whaling, whining and carrying on from their ranks.

  5. Since it looks very suspicious that only GOP members caught this. And Nancy is refusing to allow the Democrats to be tested… I say move forward. They voted virtually when it broke the rules. Now they have to live with the consequences of doing that. Karma? What goes around. Or whatever. Confirm her.

    1. Refusing Dems to be tested? What kind of crap is that? All the House and Senate should be tested ASAP. It only takes one to spread this to the others.
      As far as the supreme court nomination that needs to be done immediately. If something comes up and we have an even number then it could very well be completely stalled. Get Amy approved now!

    2. You are right. Sounds like a conspiracy theory but IT IS NOT. The DemonRATS must and will pay for that. They use the “Putin trick”.

  6. schumer is a clown. Maybe he should read the Constitution (for once). If he even had someone read the big words to him he might learn that the President is hired for four years at a time and it is his responsibility to bring forward (during his 4 years) names to fill vacancies on the bench. And, having the Senate and the President of the same party, he is going to feel like he has been screwed but the Constitution and the country will be in better hands for the future.

  7. The Republicans with Covid 19 can give their “proxy” just as Pelosie had her “democrat” puppets do a while back. It should not stop the vote for Supreme Court Justice votes.

  8. DEMONcrats are known to be cry-babies, whining, blubbering, weaseling, Show some balls Republicans and crush the Demons at their own game!!! Get this super important Judge CONFIRMED

  9. DEMONcrats are known to be cry-babies, whining, blubbering, weaseling, Show some balls Republicans and crush the Demons at their own game!!! Get this super important Judge CONFIRMED

  10. So, let’s hide in our basements for years, grind our lives and our nation to a halt. The “Black Death,” otherwise known as bubonic plague, killed 50 million (about half of the European population at that time) in the 1300s – 700 years ago. Guess what? The organism (Yersinia pestis) Shellystill exists. It is not widespread any longer and there are now effective treatments against it, but… Lesson be learned. Yersinia pestis never went away. Neither will Covid-19. Is humankind going to hide for centuries?

  11. Republican/ Democrat first or America first. The American is concerned, why without the witness Republican are rushing. Republican are hypocrites, they shouldn’t forget what they said when President Obama’s pick for the SC wasn’t even put in the senate for almost 1 year. Republican then said the American people should discuss about this SC pick. Now they have forgotten being hypocrite.

    1. Because the President and the Senate ate of the same party, not as in Obummers case where he is a DemoRat and the Senate was Republican. There is a difference, didn’t you take History and Government in school?

  12. I honestly do not know what to say when one is dealing with Pelosi and Schumer – they will do anything they can to get their way… or illegal. They and their staff people know every crooked way to get things done. Here is one very important time to resist them and do the right and also legal thing.

  13. Yes, Chuck, it will change people lives, maybe we Gun owners and other people in America that believe in and live by the constitution will be able to keep our 2nd amendment and many other laws that we like, You Democrats just want freak Judge that favor destroying our constitution and go against everything that’s great about America. Lol, as I am loving having Trump for President

  14. Does anyone think it’s strange that the President and only Republican Senators tested positive? Especially with the Election coming right up AND the Supreme Court hearing/confirmation

    1. Yeah, I think that they somehow exposed people at the Rose Garden ceremony for nominating Barrett. Perhaps they did not know she already had covid in July, so she would be immune. You can’t put anything past this evil bunch of libtards.

    2. My neighbors and I were saying the same thing.Very strange but it could be the democrats haven’t been tested and if they have they aren’t telling.

  15. Nancy Pelosi has virtual legislation (she and a cadre of criminals concoct a new law, usually including the bail out of all the Democrat run states, election law changes meant to guarantee perpetual Democrat wins and support organizations which are left leaning and most likely to return much of the money as Democrat campaign contributions), then she lets her caucus know the law is ready and they vote by phone. If some of her caucus cannot be available for the vote on this legislation, they can appoint an alternate to vote for them. Then Schumer says he thinks having a virtual confirmation is no confirmation at all. This woman was just recently confirmed for a seat on a court of appeals-all of the members on both sides of the aisle know her and know she is qualified. Why, in the name of God, would voting on her for the next step in the ladder require Senate members to be present? A few weeks ago it would have been unprecedented for this to be even suggested, but San Fran Nan reset this precedent when it suited her purposes-now it is a bad idea. Can anybody say dual standard?

  16. Agreed carol! Something is not right. Why won’t Piglosi have the Dems tested? As far as voting for confirmation, it must be done now! Judge Barrett has already been vetted for a federal judgeship. No need for “ sham hearings” where the dumbocrats will disparage her, we don’t care what the Dems want, we, the people, want her confirmed before the election! Mr. Mc Connel, get it done, by remote vote if necessary. Piglosi had congress voting by proxy, the same should be legal for the senate. Rules should apply to ALL, not just dumbocrats congressmen! We need Judge Barrett on the court as soon as possible! Do NOT allow the dumbocrats to stall this vote, do NOT wait until after the election, confirm now! Keep our court with all judges needed now. This election could depend upon it! If the dumbocrats cann stall long enough, they will steal the election! We CANNOT allow that to happen! PLEASE mr. McConnel, get this confirmation done now, our country depends upon it!


  18. Thank you! The dumborats are treasonous bastards and should be hung just like they used to be!! TRUMP 2020!!!!!!!!!

  19. It looks like we were not the only ones that saw this. Biden should have been checked out thoroughy before the debate.We don’t know for sure that he was wired, but it looks very susupicious. He is running for the president of the United States & we need a person that we can trust & will not resort to doing something like this. i don’t know what the next step will be, but I’m sure that some knowledgeable people on this list.

  20. Why have rules for the Republicans regarding the installation of Supreme Ct. Nominee, Amy Coney Barrett suddenly changed?? (as per Democratic Rule) Let’s get on with it!!! Now….ASAP !! Pres. Trump is STILL in office and it should be done during “his” tenure!!! God Bless and Save America!!

  21. If it “makes no sense”, you would expect that it would be in the platform of the party of Marx, Mohammed and Malcolm X. It will eventually be found that the Obammunists vaporized the virus they arranged to be released to implode the country, which is why only Republicans contracted it. This is not the first time the commies have tried biological warfare, and it won’t work this time either.

  22. Judge Barret makes the dems look more stupid and partisan than they already are. She will be a great addition and another one of Pres.Trumps great appointments.

  23. Hey Schumer, you know what? Your cohort Nancy the moron made it clear that YES you can vote virtually. They did it in the house, so you can do it in the Senate, thank Pelosi for that one.

  24. I have limited funds and no money available to contribute. However:
    I fully support President Donald J Trump, recognize he truly loves this country and stands firmly for what is right, for the Constitution and for We The People of The United States of America.
    There is a very huge silent majority who recognizes that We as well as He are under attack by the radical left. Democ’rats. (Which is what the Democrat Party needs to be renamed as that name accurately reflects their Attitude and Hate for all that is good for our nation.) Democ’rats should never be referred to as being the Democratic Party, because there isn’t anything in their platform or conduct that indicates they adhere to Democratic principles. Anyone who refers to them as being Democratic or being The Democratic Party is either ignorant or lacks even an ounce of intelligence.
    Just make sure as Republican members/candidates for the Senate and House you will fully support and stand with President Donald J Trump, truly love this country and stand firmly for what is right for the Constitution and We The People of The United States of America. If you do, I am confident the huge silent majority will elect/retain you to represent them. DO IT!
    Please stop browbeating loyal valuable President Donald J Trump supporters who do not have unlimited funds to contribute, to contribute even more money! Thanks.

    1. I totally agree, I have limited funds and cannot afford to donate every time I get an email. I totally support President Trump and voted for him the 1st time and will continue to support him. He has shown he is a Man of the People and loves this country like I do. There are millions of us that would love to donate to his Presidency but we just do not have the money. Remember that when you campaigners send out all those emails.

  25. Justice Barrett has been endorsed by the top law professors and leaders of this nation. Her background is beyond criticism. Schumer and the democrats know it and have no argument against her qualifications. So he and they are going to try every other underhanded stunt to prevent her confirmation. It is absolution disgusting to see this government, duly elected by the people, do nothing but sit up in Washington and fight each other while doing NOTHING for the people who elected them. Every qualified voter should take matters into their own hands and removed these scumbags, taking back the vote they wasted in electing people who care NOTHING about the constitution and the nation.

  26. Vote on Amy Coney Barrett before the election. The Demoncrats want power, that is the bottom line. We the people voted to have the Supreme Court Justices up hold the Constution, not change it to their liking.

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