Republican Attorneys General Use Democrats’ Own Words Against Them in Support of Amy Coney Barrett

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Since when did Republicans urge the Senate to listen to the Democrats? Since 22 Republican attorneys general unearthed extensive Democratic comments urging that even in an election year, the process of confirming a Supreme Court justice should move forward promptly, and packaged those comments in a letter to Senate leaders urging fast action on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Barrett, an originalist, would join a bloc of four justices generally seen as conservatives. With the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court’s liberal wing has shrunk to three justices.