The Goat Rodeo

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) points at a poster board during the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2020. (Erin Schaff/Reuters)
The Barrett-confirmation circus has shown the Democrats involved to be at least as bonkers and untrustworthy as the president.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Amy Coney Barrett hearings have been the kind of goat rodeo that gives goat rodeos a bad name.

Some lowlights:

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) came out as a full-blown conspiracy kook, briefly converting the chamber into a “room full of crazy” (“Beautiful Mind conspiracy charts,” Senate Ben Sasse called them) with his hilariously stupid connect-the-dots nonsense argument that the Reptilian Shape-Shifters and Illuminati — Charles Koch and the Federalist Society — are secretly buying federal-court judgements behind the scenes. Whitehouse also peddles anti-Catholic conspiracy theories in his role as a member of the Judiciary Committee, casting aspersions upon a district-court

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