Democrats’ Barrett Demagoguery

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and other Democratic leaders stand on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a news conference after their boycott of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., October 22, 2020. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters)
The high stakes of this Supreme Court confirmation brought out the worst in Senate Democrats.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A fter their floating of the Court-packing notion proved unpopular, and after their redefining of the meaning of “packing” proved unpersuasive, congressional Democrats and the Biden campaign have settled on a new stratagem to confront the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. They now warn that they will visit future “consequences” on the country but do not specify what those consequences will be.

This is mainly saber-rattling out of frustration over being unable to stop Barrett’s appointment. To repeat what I pointed out two weeks ago, Democrats do not appear to have the votes they would need to

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