Conservatives Who Want Biden to Win Should Support Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett at an event to announce her nomination to the Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 26, 2020 (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
Conservatives might be won over to Biden if they no longer fear losing the Supreme Court.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett is good news for Donald Trump and Senate Republicans. As I’ve written before, marginal Republican voters care more about the courts than marginal Democratic voters do. And hearings should be good news for Republicans as well, as Judge Barrett gets to make her case before the cameras, and Democrats are already worried that their senators and activists may come off yet again as mean-spirited extremists who cannot conceal their disdain for faithful Catholicism.

But the nomination is here now, and Democrats cannot stop the hearings from going forward. Absent a major surprise, they

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