On Senate Democrat’s Attack of Amy Coney Barrett
I have not watched the SCOTUS nominee ACB confirmation hearings fearing a repeat of the Justice Kavanaugh hearings and from what I’m reading in the daily transcript show I would have not been disappointed. I went so far as to read the transcript from 2017 where the Senate Judiciary Committee members repeatedly attacked her for her faith.
Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein attacked ACB’s Roman Catholic faith a clear violation of her 1st Amendment rights. 9-6-2017 Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein attacked the nominee for her Roman Catholic faith. Stating, “The dogma lives loudly within you.” – Feinstein
Senate minority whip Dick Durbin criticized Barrett’s use of the term “orthodox Catholic. Stating, “Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?” – Durbin
Hawaii senator Mazie Hirono snarked, “I think your article is very plain in your perspective about the role of religion for judges, and particularly with regard to Catholic judges.”
During her October 2020 hearings these same Democratic committee members attempt to box her into admitting she conspired with President Trump about torpedoing the ACA, Roe vs Wade, and validating sexual preference deviations based on her religious beliefs.
Barret has clearly stated her commitment to the constitutional responsibilities of the highest court and her statements alone should be sufficient.
“Being a judge takes courage. You are not there to decide cases as you may prefer. You are there to do your duty and to follow the law wherever it may take you.” – Barrett
Judge Amy Coney Barrett told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she has made “no commitment” to the White House or senators on how she would rule on major cases on the Affordable Care Act, abortion and election disputes.
“Judges can’t just wake up one day and say, ‘I have an agenda, I like guns, I hate guns, I like abortion, I hate abortion,’ and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world,” Barrett told the committee.
However that didn’t stop the attacks and even her comments were attacked based on her word choices not being politically correct.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked the nominee about her views on LGBTQ discrimination.
“I have no agenda, and I want to be clear that I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference,” Barrett said.
I wonder where Senator Hirono obtained her “sexual clarity police” expertise as she scolded ACB for her answer, saying she didn’t believe it was an “accident” that Barrett had used the phrase. “If it is your view that sexual orientation is merely a preference, then the LGBTQ community should be rightly concerned about whether you would uphold their constitutional right to marry,” Hirono said. The senator ended her questioning without allowing Barrett to respond.
Immediately after, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) asked whether there was anything Barrett needed more time to answer. Barrett then offered her apology.
Barrett apologized for using the phrase “sexual preference” in reference to the LGBTQ community, following criticism from Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who noted that the term was widely regarded as offensive.
The attacks continued by Senator Coons concerned about her “mission” to destroy Obamacare.
“I’m not on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act,” Barrett said in response to questions from Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.).
Senator Klobuchar pushed ACB on Roe vs Wade, voting rights and voter intimidation by Republican poll watchers. She failed to get her desired response as Barrett would not be trapped into giving an answer to a question she considered to be “hypothetical”.
The question about Roe came from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who tried to press Barrett on where she stood on a number of principles that lie at the heart of several recent decisions and current high-stakes political disputes regarding the right to vote and ballot access. Barrett declined to answer all of them — even a question about whether voter intimidation is illegal.
Although Klobuchar pointed out that there have been laws against voter intimidation “on the books for decades,” Barrett called it a “hypothetical” question.
Senator Pat Leahy pressed Barrett to recuse herself if confirmed on election-related cases and she would not.
What surprised me was when Senator Hirono asked “have you sexually assaulted anyone?” Had I been in that position I wouldn’t have dignified that question with an answer.
Even Senator Cory Booker tried to box Barret in with a question on whether or not a president had the right to pardon himself. What a ridiculous question from a ridiculous senator. Even I know that the presidential power of pardoning cannot be given only for impeachment. Can he not read the constitution?
Clearly these Democratic Senators are examples of those who feel they are all powerful and well qualified to demean and insult the intelligence of those who come before them. It’s also clear they do not have any idea what burning bridges means. How would they feel bringing a brief before SCOTUS and expecting it be taken seriously by the very ones they disrespected at these hearings which were more about senatorial frustration over not being able to outright block a Trump nominee as had been their intent.
One morning headline say something to the effect that ACB said she would not be used as a political pawn by Trump, when from what I read of the past 2 days is clearly she would not be used by the Senate as a political pawn. Today was the final day for questions and we should be seeing the Senate preparing to vote very soon. I read somewhere that it was clear that Judge Amy Coney Barrett was by far the smartest person in the room at the hearings, as evidenced by the type of questions and nonsensical psychobabble coming out of the mouths of these democrat legislators. It still amazes me how any of them got through law school let alone elected to the Senate. I hope that now voters will clearly see the failed choices they have made by electing and reelecting these out of touch politicians who may soon be visited by karma. – I am the Real Truckmaster!