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Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:18 PM

Schumer: 'Halt This Reckless SC Process Now,' GOP Plan To Let *Infected Senators Vote In Person



- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) holds a press conference in Manhattan on October 4, 2020.

- 'Halt This Reckless Supreme Court Process Now,' Says Schumer as GOP Advisers Float Plan to Let Infected Senators Vote in Person. The Republican leadership has truly lost touch with reality if it's contemplating marching Covid-stricken members to the Senate to rush through a SCOTUS nominee who could strip healthcare from 20 mill Americans." Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, Oct. 5, 2020.-

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday demanded that Senate Republicans immediately halt their "absurd and dangerous" rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court after reporting indicated GOP advisers are advocating a plan under which Covid-infected senators could vote on President Donald Trump's nominee from the chamber's visitors gallery.

"The Republican leadership has truly lost touch with reality if it's contemplating marching Covid-stricken members to the Senate to rush through a Supreme Court nominee who could strip healthcare from 20 million Americans," Schumer said in a statement. "Make no mistake about it, Americans are seeing the similarities between Republicans' willingness to put their colleagues and staff at risk in pursuit of power, and their willingness to strip healthcare from tens of millions of Americans in pursuit of their ideological goals."

According to the Washington Post, outside Republican advisers working on the Barrett confirmation "have suggested a system in which the [Senate Judiciary Committee] vote would be held in the Senate chamber, with ill senators voting from the visitors' galleries above the floor so they can maintain distance." The Post noted that GOP aides "have yet to discuss that option."

"For now," the Post added, "Republicans are promising to press forward—virus or not, healthy or infected."

At least six Republican senators—four of whom are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee—are currently quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus or coming into contact with someone who did. Despite the outbreak on Capitol Hill and in the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have opted to move forward with October 12 hearings on Barrett's nomination—a decision Schumer denounced as "reckless."...

More, https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/05/halt-reckless-supreme-court-process-now-says-schumer-gop-advisers-float-plan-let

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:23 PM

1. mcturtle legacy marker on the line

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:46 PM

7. Massacre Mitch: A Legacy Of Murder

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:23 PM

2. Can you imagine if it were Dem senators how the rethugs would howl? .

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:27 PM

4. Truly, it would never end

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:26 PM

3. And how long

Did Moscow mitch sit on the stimulus?

Fuck these selfish narcissistic stupid republicans. I hope they suffer,all of them and their ilk.

Fuck their "goals".

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:47 PM

8. He's still sitting on it. I think, come Nov 3rd, it's going to feel very sharp and pointy.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:30 PM

5. Wow. My guess is Turtle will allow video attendance for this

But nothing else.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:30 PM

6. The Sergeant-at-Arms should block their entry at the door

Enough of this insanity.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:54 PM

9. So what happens if no democrat shows that up for health and safety reasons?

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:56 PM

11. I had read they would not meet quorum and therefore would have to be postponed

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 05:23 PM

13. And they shouldn't show up.

Infected GOPers should be in quarantine, not parading around Senate.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 05:36 PM

14. Agreed 100%

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:54 PM

10. "ill senators voting from the visitors' galleries above the floor so they can maintain distance" WTH

madness!! Dems should boycott so there is no quorum!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 04:02 PM

12. Enough of them have become infected

that there's an excellent chance at least several will be hospitalized and unable to attend.

Heck, with any luck at all there will be at least several newly appointed Senators to replace those who are no longer with us.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 11:22 PM

15. "Moon suits" like Ron Johnson wants should be reserved for front-line medical workers

not malevolent, self-indulgent Repubs.

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