Listening to the Senate Judiciary Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings reveals that the Democrat Senators have decided to resign themselves to the inevitable confirmation of Amy Coney Barret as the next associate justice on the high court. The evidence is in the questions and non-questions from Democrat Senators and the lack of personal attacks like the ones that were launched at the last Supreme Court candidate, Brett Kavanaugh.
The Barrett hearings are different in tone than the brutal hearings of 2018 when the Republican-majority Senate considered Brett Kavanaugh, a strict constitutionalist, for a spot on the bench of the Supreme Court. The Democrats went all out in their attacks against Kavanaugh with accusations of rape and a real live witness to make the (unsubstantiated) accusations for all the world to see.
Senate Minority Leader Diane Feinstein (D-CA) trotted out Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to dirty Kavanaugh’s name and reputation with lies that were debunked by Ford’s own friends. Two other women also alleged sexual impropriety on Kavanaugh’s part.
The Democrat Senators were savage and nasty to Kavanaugh, especially Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). The rest of the Democrats were not respectful of the process or the person. The hearings were destructive, not only to Kavanaugh and the institution of the Senate, but to anyone watching.
With the memory of the Kavanaugh hearings still at the forefront of everyone’s minds, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Chair of the Judiciary Committee, admonished the Democrats on the committee and encouraged them to be decent during these hearings:
This is going to be a long, contentious week. I would ask just one thing of the Committee. Let’s make it respectful. Let’s make it challenging. Let’s remember, the world is watching.
The Democrats seem to have taken Graham’s advice and are being civil to Barrett. They know that baring their claws and gnashing their teeth against a diminutive mother of seven with an excellent memory won’t play well on the nightly news.
Democrats are resigned that another strict constitutionalist justice on will join the Supreme Court. Instead of fighting the inevitable, they are spending their time instructing Barrett how to rule on their precious cases that affect the ACA or Obamacare or abortion.
Democrats mix up the term “conservative” with the term “constitutionalist” because they can fool people with the sublety, but make no mistake, they are terrified of “Constitutionalist” judges because Obamacare and Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling of 1973 that led to the deaths of more than 60 million American babies, won’t hold up to Constitutional scrutiny.
Democrats only pay lip service to the Constitution when it helps them gain more power and/or bully their opponents. Otherwise, as in the case of religious liberty, the 2nd amendment, and the independence of the judiciary are just obstacles in their pursuit of power.
Watch Mazie Hirono ask Judge Barrett if she is a sexual predator:
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 14, 2020