Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to supreme court – live

Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to supreme court – live

October 27, 2020

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McConnell is also arguing that Democrats want “activist judges” who make policy rather than judge constitutionality.

In fact, his single-minded ideological mission to confirm far-right judicial nominees is why we’re here. Thanks to his efforts, the court will have a 6-member majority – five of whom were appointed by presidents who lost the presidential vote. Conservative judges are expected to rule against popular opinion on abortion rights, healthcare, LGBTQ rights and other issues.

Mitch McConnell is blaming Democrats for the increasing partisanship over supreme court nominations. He noted that he voted for justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer – both of whom are considered liberal.

He omitted the fact that he did not vote for Obama-appointees justices Sonia Sotomayor or Elena Kagan. He omitted that he ruthlessly blocked Obama’s appointees to lower courts, and refused to grant even a hearing to Merrick Garland, Obama’s nominee to succeed Antonin Scalia.

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