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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:13 PM

The GOP Just Broke the Rules to Advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee held the vote without any Democratic minority members present.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3veve/the-gop-just-broke-the-rules-to-advance-amy-coney-barretts-supreme-court-nomination

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tossed out committee rules Thursday morning and voted to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate without any Democratic minority members present.

The 12-0 committee vote frees the full Senate to vote on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Barrett on Monday. With their 53-47 majority, there’s little to stop Senate Republicans from confirming a ninth Supreme Court justice just a few days before the November 3 election.

If confirmed, Barrett would cement the court’s 6-3 conservative majority, likely for years to come. She would replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing feminist lawyer who died in mid-September after several bouts with cancer.

Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham set the vote for 1 p.m. Thursday. Under committee rules, at least two members of the minority must be present for the committee to conduct business. But Graham, Republican of South Carolina, has broad latitude to control the committee’s conduct.

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Reply The GOP Just Broke the Rules to Advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination (Original post)
ItsjustMe Oct 22 OP
NCjack Oct 22 #1
pwb Oct 22 #2
AllaN01Bear Oct 22 #3
The Blue Flower Oct 22 #4
Walleye Oct 22 #5
Blue Owl Oct 22 #6

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:15 PM

1. The Repukes are showing DEMs how to behave, beginning January 2021,

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:15 PM

2. Maybe we can challenge the nominations of

all trumps appointees as illegal?

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:17 PM

3. what else is new.

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:29 PM

4. ANARCHISTS!

There are no rules, laws, or norms--even the ones they made up--that apply to them. Total nihilists who believe in nothing but power.

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:45 PM

5. God please let Lindsay lose. I don't ask for much

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 01:43 PM

6. Enjoy it while it lasts, fuckos

n/t

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