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Democrats Whine After Graham Schedules Barrett Nomination Vote on October 22

Democrats Whine After Graham Schedules Barrett Nomination Vote on October 22

“It’s a sham!” “It defies logic!”

The fourth and final day of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing began with fights between Democrats and Republicans because Chairman Lindsey Graham scheduled the committee vote for October 22.

I just heard Sen. Amy Klobuchar yell at the Republicans for “plopping” Barrett’s nomination on them in the middle of an election.

My dear, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. This is what happens when there is a SCOTUS vacancy. Be mad at RBG.

Graham set the committee vote for October 22

From Roll Call:

Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois was the only Democrat who showed up to a committee business meeting Thursday morning to consider the nomination, which under the letter of committee rules meant there were not two members of the minority party to form a quorum to conduct business.

Chairman Lindsey Graham responded with a motion to hold the vote at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22, which Republicans backed. And the South Carolina Republican suggested Democrats would be able to do the same if Republicans tried to stop committee work.

“We’ve had this problem in the past, we’re dealing with it the way we are today,” Graham said. “If we create this problem for you in the future, you’re going to do what I’m going to do, which is move forward on the business of the committee.”

Democrats proceeded to lose their damn minds


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Does thatleave time for a confirmation before Nov 3? I’d like to finish this up.

    Tom Servo in reply to r2468. | October 16, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Yes. I’ve seen some theories about how Dems could maybe push it back a week if they tried every possible trick, but that’s still October 29.

The yapping Yorkie originally said the 16th now its the 22nd. He might not be behind by double-digits if he has a backbone when it was needed rather than bluster for the camera and got full-on jellyfish when they are off. Spots on Sean the sheep are not going to win this for you loser.

Watch and see if Dems don’t pile into a bus and leave town so they can’t be found.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Whitewall. | October 15, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Is Pelosi dragging her feet on the stimulus package so the Senate Dems can absent themselves from the ACB vote? If a stimulus package is agreed upon in the House, the Senate would have to pass it too, and the Dem Senators can’t allow their party to be seen obstructing the stimulus’ passage by not being present to vote. And if they’re present to vote on the stimulus, they’re not absent to block the ACB vote.

      Tom Servo in reply to DaveGinOly. | October 16, 2020 at 8:51 am

      It’s too late for a stimulus package to do any good for anybody. It’s just a blue state bailout package, so fageddaboudit. Wasted money, glad it’s dead.

    Milhouse in reply to Whitewall. | October 15, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    If they do that the nomination can go straight to the senate without passing the committee. The Dems would gain nothing.

It cracks me up. They claim about procedure and process. How many rules written or unwritten. with Kavanaugh?

No rules are being broken. Nothing is underhanded. It is just a bunch of crocodile tears.

Can someone clarify for me- if the Dems dont show up for the vote, can the republicans still vote and it be valid?

    clintack in reply to Alexandra. | October 15, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    At the end of the day, if 51 Senators think it’s valid, it is.

    Milhouse in reply to Alexandra. | October 15, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Not in committee. There need to be at least two Dems for the committee to vote. But the committee vote isn’t necessary in the first place. It’s usual and customary, so if there is a quorum it will be held, but if the Dems decide not to have one then so be it, and it will proceed to a senate vote without one.

      txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | October 15, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      “”it will proceed to a senate vote without one””

      We hope. From your mouth to Mitch’s ear. I know he’s making promises, but I’ll start trusting him when it actually happens.

“Democrats whine” is not a headline.

“It’s going to create a lot of bad will that doesn’t need to be created,” Feinstein warns

Gee, Grandma, too bad you’d didn’t think of that when you were slandering Kavanaugh.

BTW, how’s your Chinese spy-chauffeur doing these days?

Klobuchar is busy trying to get voters. to forget how she failed to act against p/olice abuses when district attorney of Hennepin County–a typical Democrat fraud.

    alohahola in reply to JAB. | October 15, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    She might end up getting the wrong voters.

    “I don’t come out of this with cries of defeat. You know why? Because it’s motivating more people to vote. You chose to do it in the middle of an election, so let’s all go out there and vote. That is what happens.”

    Yep, I’ll go out and vote for Trump.

Lucifer Morningstar | October 15, 2020 at 11:29 am

I know that Congress has the Constitutional authority to compel members to attend sessions of Congress if they refuse to attend simply to prevent a quorum but am wondering if that authority also extends to congressional committees like the Judiciary committee. Just wondering.

I realize this is the world’s greatest deliberative body, and I’m not exactly a fan of rushing things, but why wait another week to vote this out of committee? We already know how the committee vote will turn out so what purpose will be served by delaying another week? Vote it out of committee, schedule the floor vote and get it done already!!

    alohahola in reply to Idonttweet. | October 15, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    If it keeps ACB in the public eye longer, it is a win for Trump, and even mores for the American people. This is a real education they/we are getting.

    Plus, it is absolutely refreshing to watch logic in action and to watch logic prevail over irrationality.

    Don’t cut this part of the process short.

    This is another example of the absolute stupidity of the Republican leadership. If this is the last day of hearings, the vote should be tomorrow — and it should have been earlier if they hadn’t let this farce go on so long.

    Other than giving Democrats time to stir up some lie to try to reopen the carnival, and the Republicans opportunity for more political grandstanding, there was no reason not to complete this as quickly as possible. No one is going to find out anything useful from this process, or have their mind changed about supporting, or not supporting, Barrett — it’s all political theater (and very poorly written, directed and performed).

      Tom Servo in reply to Bisley. | October 16, 2020 at 8:55 am

      I thought the Theater worked quite well – Barrett looked like a shining star, Dems looked like howler monkeys. They never laid a glove on her.

      the funniest part about them claiming that she wouldn’t answer specific questions is that Barrett was following the “Ginsburg Rule” explicitly, as the notorious RBG laid out in detail during her own confirmation hearings.

    henrybowman in reply to Idonttweet. | October 15, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Because Lindsey Graham, not exactly America’s premier profile in courage.

JusticeDelivered | October 15, 2020 at 12:56 pm

“Donald Trump’s judge”

Everyone’s judge. she will be the kind of judge which democrats helped to mold.

Why wait? Let’s get this show on the road!

If only Judge Barrett would say it’s OK to kill unborn babies, she would fly through to SCOTUS. Some Democrats have allowed people to die in submerged autos and was called Lion of the Senate. The list of abuses is longer.

Judge soon to be Justice Barrett. Good choice. Not only is she viable, but she’s qualified, too.

Amy Klobuchar should be reminded that election or no election, you work for us and that takes precedence.

On creating “bad will”: you all did a very very fine job of creating that yourselves. You stink!

If Durbin was honest, he could have spoken about how he regretted the process that the Democrats used against Bork. It was with memory of his nomination process that supreme court justice nominee’s will not answer specific questions about specific cases or situations.

So another words Durban just needs to suck it up and quit complaining that it’s the Republicans problem but it is rather the Democrats own creation.

MattLauersNob | October 16, 2020 at 8:56 am

Dims have reaped what they’ve sown. Barrett is smart enough to know not to give you commie loons a single sentence you can contort against her.

RightStuff1944 | October 16, 2020 at 9:21 am

Democrats, who are nothing more than glorified ankle biters, will try to raise as much dust as possible to block Barrett, but they will fail. I would be so embarrassed to admit I was a Democrat. No standards of equity or moral underpinnings.

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