Democrat Senator Dianna Feinstein and several other Democrats formally asked for a delay in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. They wanted the delay to last until after the presidential inauguration is over. This is suggesting that Democrats want to wait until the victor is in place to replace late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.
Feinstein wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, to challenge the Oct 12 date for Barrett’s hearing. Her arguement is that there is not enough time to rush the vetting process for Barrett.
“The timeline for consideration of Judge Barrett’s nomination is incompatible with the Senate’s constitutional role,” Feinstein wrote. “We again urge you to delay consideration of this nomination until after the presidential inauguration. The Senate and the American public deserve a deliberative, thorough process, and this falls far short.”
Feinstein said that the current process to nominate Barrett “is a sharp departure from past practice” and “undercuts the Senate’s ability to complete its advice and consent role. She claims that it will deprive the American people of a opportunity to gauge the nominee and her record for themselves.
Feinstein asked about whether the FBI can “thoroughly vet” Barrett’s background, review documents related to the judge, review her entire record, and provide “adequate time” for questioning her.
Graham and GOP senators have said they know she is qualified to be nominated for the Supreme Court. In a statement, Graham said he met with Barrett this week, saying, “I think Judge Barrett is one of the most qualified people to ever be nominated to the Supreme Court.”
“The question for the country is, is she ready to be promoted?” he asked.
“I think the answer is yes. I think she’s done everything anybody could hope a nominee for the Supreme Court would do in their life.”
Barrett herself has provided a 65 page questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee on her legal and professional history. She also took the liberty to turn in hundreds of documents related to her writings and legal opinions.
Democrats have been upset and crying foul play on the process, claiming that the winner of the upcoming election should be the one to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice after Ginsburg’s death late last month. They have even accused GOP of engaging in hypocrisy for working so diligently to confirm a justice with weeks to go before the election. They are claiming that they, the Democrats never got the opportunity from GOP to do so in 2016 after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
President Trump said during tuesday night’s debate with Biden that he was elected for “four years.” not “three years” and that’s the honest truth.
“We won the election. Elections have consequences,” he said. “We have the Senate, we have the White House, and we have a phenomenal nominee.”
Feinstein is responsible for leading the hearings for the Democrats and responded to the criticism.
“Let me say this — I know it’s going to be a fight, I understand that,” Feinstein continued. “I don’t have a lot of tools to use, but I’m going to use what I have. We can try to delay and obstruct but they can run this process through. That doesn’t mean that we won’t fight tooth and nail.”
It’s funny to watch Dems — who want to make everything political — go into their usual, perpetual rage and hysteria when things get political.
Democrats keep saying to wait until the NEW president is “installed”. Do they KNOW something the rest of us don’t? Are they somehow 100% SURE they are going to WIN the election? Makes one wonder! All that said, there is ZERO reason for delay.
We have an eminently qualified candidate and the hearings have been scheduled. They need to go ahead and do their jobs and confirm our next Supreme Court justice.