Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed on Monday, Oct. 19, to close the Senate until after the presidential election, his goal being clear, to prevent at all costs the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The motion was rejected by the Republicans preventing the closure.
Schumer had promised to use “all tools” to delay Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. As reported by Fox News last week, he began his strategy by assuring that in the presence of the CCP Virus, it is not a good time to confirm the nomination, due to the risks of meeting in session.
On Monday, the Democratic leader made his strategy official by requesting in the Senate the cancellation of activities, until at least after the elections.
“I am forcing a vote to adjourn the Senate until after the November election.” Schumer wrote on his Twitter account.
I am forcing a vote to adjourn the Senate until after the November election.
We are not going to have business as usual here in the Senate while the Republicans try to use an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 19, 2020
Schumer initially created a motion to adjourn the Senate until after the presidential election. He was automatically informed that his motion was out of order, he then appealed that decision and it was finally rejected by the Republicans.
The Republicans expect more obstacles promoted by legal gadgets created by Schumer as the Senate moves closer to confirming Barrett, which will probably happen early to mid next week.
According to sources, the Senate Judiciary Committee is ready to vote and report Barrett’s official nomination to the Senate on Thursday, if there are no delays due to obstacles imposed by the Democrats.
Schumer already announced that Democrats will not provide a quorum for Thursday’s vote, which would cause a delay in the process at least until next week.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was encouraged to ensure that Barrett would finally be confirmed no later than Tuesday, Oct. 27, just five days before the presidential election. According to Graham’s claims, only a catastrophe would prevent the confirmation.
Even before Justice Ginsburg’s death, the Democrats began their efforts to block a possible Barrett nomination. According to The Hill report, the first argument was that with the president only days away from the election, a court judge should not be appointed.
Because Democrats know they do not have enough votes in the Senate to procedurally block a presidential nomination, they are attempting other alternatives to delay the appointment.
The judge nominated by President Trump really scares the left, which is why she generates so much rejection among supporters and Democratic politicians and was so criticized by Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris during the debate.
Barrett is known for being impeccable at reading the Constitution throughout her professional career, making a literal analysis of the laws, and reproducing the model of her late and former boss, Justice Antonin Scalia.
Barrett is regarded in the justice environment as a brilliant legal minded person who possesses a fair and impartial approach, a temperament of utmost rectitude and a deep respect for the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States.