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Liberals Already Pushing To Delay Barrett Confirmation Due To Trump Coronavirus Positive Test

Liberals Already Pushing To Delay Barrett Confirmation Due To Trump Coronavirus Positive Test

Scarborough: Trump’s Positive Covid Test Should Move Barrett’s Hearings Back ‘at Least Two Weeks, at Least Three Weeks’

MSNBC’S Joe Scarborough said that President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 positive test pushes back Amy Coney Barrett’s hearings two to three weeks.

From Grabien:

SCARBOROUGH: “Also, Mika, we’re talking about the campaign, but also, again, it’s very important for everyone that has been exposed, especially when you’re talking about the Supreme Court nominee, the President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, has she been exposed, has Mitch McConnell been exposed? It sounds like they likely have. And if that’s the case, that’s something that obviously pushes any hearings —”

BRZEZINSKI: “Oh my gosh. That’s right.”

SCARBOROUGH: ” — back at least two weeks, at least three weeks. The President obviously telling us from the debate stage on Tuesday night he wants to expedite her nomination as quickly as possible because he wants her vote on any challenge that he has to the outcome of election results. Again, with — if you do the contact tracing, it seems that that is unlikely to happen over the next few weeks, at least until everybody is cleared.”

It’s not just Scarborough, you can see the narrative developing overnight.


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Nope. Ram the nomination through. No holds barred.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to parthos. | October 2, 2020 at 10:32 am

    “Win one for the Gipper!”

    “Confirm her for the Orange Man!”

    Bisley in reply to parthos. | October 2, 2020 at 11:15 am

    There’s no excuse these people won’t use in their effort to delay, and try to thwart this nomination. Barrett has been put before the Senate for consideration, and there’s no reason anything short of her death, or incapacitation should interfere.

    If McConnell was any good, he’d crack the whip over Graham and get this done now, not beginning in two weeks and dragging on for as long as the Democrats can keep it going.

JusticeDelivered | October 2, 2020 at 9:08 am

Regardless of who is infected, hearings can continue via video, how is this any different video doctor visits?

    I agree. As it only takes a simple majority, until the end of the Senate term, in January 2021, let ALL meetings be virtual. Allow the press access to the recorded feed.

    And, a bonus, any Senator not in order, or out of turn, is muted. Only the Senator with the floor may speak.

    They can direct comments to the person in charge through chat (also archived). That should cut out a lot of grandstanding.

Does President Trump stop being the President because he has a virus?
The Media can “wonder” all it wants, but they are supposed to deal with facts, not fear mongering!

    henrybowman in reply to TRF. | October 2, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Oh noes! The President stubbed his toe! Stop the hearings!
    Oh noes! The President misplaced his keys! Stop the hearings!
    Oh noes! The President paid his taxes! Stop the hearings!
    To Democrats, the possibilities are endless.

2smartforlibs | October 2, 2020 at 9:18 am

I say more them up to tomorrow. Since its all done on zoom-like platforms why stall it off?

I have to agree. The hearings would subject those poor elderly senators to an unacceptable risk of exposure to the virus.

Cancel the hearings. Move straight to the floor vote.

Life will come to a complete halt every time there is a new Wuhan Flu infection. We are such idiots to buy this. Re-open the country NOW!!!! If you think it’s too dangerous for you, wear your masks and stay home! We have a civilization to run!

Just let Judge Barrett testify by video if those ancient senators are afraid they might get covid cooties from her, via Trump.

Problem solved.

Alternatively, cancel the hearings altogether and move to a vote. She already testified a few years ago when she was confirmed for the court of appeals, so these new hearings are just a waste of time anyway, as everybody knows. Just drop the pretense and get on with it.

With the exception of a longer than expected Easter break in April, the Senate has kept functioning even when there were senators occasionally self-quarantining for precautionary reasons. Rand Paul had WuFlu in March, asymptomatic, and no other senators caught it from him.

But POTUS has it and now it’s time to shut everything down?

The Democrats on the committee have already said they won’t vote for her and most won’t even meet with her privately. Most Republicans on the committee have already announced that they will support the nomination. The ‘Confirmation Hearing’ will serve only as a platform for senators, on both sides, to pontificate and generate sound bites to be used in campaign ads.

No one’s mind will be changed by the hearing and everyone knows it, and I realize Senator Graham does not the appearance of a rushed process. Citing the already-known biases of the Democratic senators against the nominee, the already-announced intentions of the Democratic senators to vote against the nominee, and above all the desire to avoid the potential exposure of septuagenarian and octogenarian senators to COVID19, Senator Graham could simply call a vote on the question of favorably reporting the nomination to the Senate as a whole with a recommendation to approve.

Too bad it’ll never happen. It’d be fun to watch the meltdown.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Idonttweet. | October 2, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Tell the Dems to look at the bright side. Go direct to a floor vote, and then everyone can get back to campaigning. Why allow campaigns to falter over a done deal?

What an absurd notion.

The POTUS nominated her, he doesn’t need to participate in the hearings. And he only needs to be of clear mind to confirm her.

Once again, the Dims need to go pound sand. At this point I imagine they’re learning to like it.

    artichoke in reply to Paul. | October 2, 2020 at 11:03 am

    The President’s job is completely done and he is now irrelevant, although I suppose he could hypothetically re-involve himself if he withdrew the nomination. Now it’s up to the Senate, and if confirmed there, she would be sworn in by SCOTUS. The President has nothing to do with it anymore, so his health is irrelevant.

Antifundamentalist | October 2, 2020 at 10:56 am

Presidential illness is exactly why the office of Vice President exists in the first place. There is no need to slow down or delay any official business because the President is ill and can’t leave the White house.

The Senate may need to be in person for the floor vote, but everything else could be done by video, which would further decrease the opportunity for the Dems to create drama.

The president is now irrelevant; his role was to make the nomination. This furor is childishly illogical.

    hopeful in reply to artichoke. | October 2, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    childishly illogical? Nothing new about that– that’s every day in left-pustule land aka Dems in congress

    henrybowman in reply to artichoke. | October 2, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    As illogical as blaming your opponent for the violence and destruction caused by your own brownshirts?
    Illogical lies work as well as logical ones today.

Nice try, but no. Hearings were scheduled to begin on 12 October. That’s plenty of time for any testing.

Not to mention we have this cool thing called video conference…..

Trump’s work is done. It’s in the Senate’s hands now. No delay.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | October 2, 2020 at 11:50 am

That’s not all the DEMS are pushing…..

Watch: Democratic Ad Compares 2020 America To Nazi Germany

Serious question, Mr. Scarborough: does that mean you stop attacking Trump and ACB for two weeks until he recovers from the virus?

They never relent, we shouldn’t either.

I love the smell of Trump induced panic attacks in the morning, Joe. Smells like VICTORY!

Trump has done his job, it is all on the backs of Amy and the Senate

Well you certainly couldn’t see that excuse coming. Next will be reports of various dem congressmen feeling ill, acting ill, etc.

    henrybowman in reply to jepcop. | October 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Send ’em to a NY nursing home and leave them there. We don’t need them anyhow. (Sorry for the downvote, tiny phone.)

Hmm….I’ve been using Zoom for classes; FaceTime for cello lessons and phone calls with family and friends, and other conference applications for medical appointments – since March. That way, you have your two week isolation, while at the same time holding the bulk of the hearings, After that, just need .to vote in person.

The Republicans need a slogan to speed the confirmation. I suggest “No Justice, no peace.”

To think Scarborough once was in Congress as a Republican.

Anything to delay, President Trump already did his part, it’s the Senate’s turn.

Cancel the Judiciary hearings and go straight to a floor vote. You can have it done by Tuesday. If we can manage to vote in person, you can too.

Just how does Trump’s COVID affect the Syphilis of the Democrats ?