Nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, nominated by President Donald Trump, began on Monday, Oct. 12—answering question to explain her position and views on various judicial issues organized to vet her appointment to the court.
While the Democrats exhaust their resources to prevent the appointment of Barrett, whom they see as an obstacle to their attempts to promote unconstitutional laws, the legal process that the judge must go through to get her appointment is moving forward.
At the opening hearing Barrett testified in a courtroom adapted to the standards imposed by the CCP Virus pandemic. During his presentation he showed several points of disagreement with the liberal judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month leaving the vacancy on the court.
“Courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. Americans deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written.” Barrett said, laying out from the beginning of her speech the values and constitutionalist judicial philosophy that characterize it.
According to The Associated Press (AP) some Democrats wore lapel pins with the image of Justice Ginsburg to the hearing. However, Barrett responded to the provocations by praising the late justice’s record, noting and appreciating her legacy as a pioneer at the top of the judicial system.
The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett caused a great deal of turmoil among Democratic leaders who took it with great concern, knowing that, if her nomination is confirmed, her left-leaning plans, which are often outside the purview of the Constitution, will be undermined.
Since the Democrats know that they do not have enough votes in the Senate to block a presidential nomination in a procedural way, they have tried and continue to look for alternatives to delay the nomination.
Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) promised to use “every tool” to delay the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and 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, according to Fox News last week.
During the vice presidential debate, the Democratic candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), pointed out without any real foundation against Barrett. The judge nominated by President Trump really scares the left. She is known throughout her career for being impeccable at reading the Constitution, making a literal analysis of the laws, and reproducing the model of her late and former boss, Justice Antonin Scalia.
According to AP, Harris, who testified from her office because of the pandemic, raised without foundation her ideas as well as in the debate, that not only medical care is at stake, but also voting rights, workers’ rights, abortion rights, and the very idea of justice.
Her words really seem to be the product of a desperate action to prevent a situation that already seems inevitable, the appointment of Barrett, and that will undoubtedly harm those sectors that intend to make use of justice based on their own interests and not on the reading and real analysis of the Constitution, as the judge promises.
After an intense day all day Monday dedicated to opening statements, Barrett will face a round of questions at Tuesday’s hearing.
Barrett is regarded in the justice environment as a brilliantly legal minded person who possesses a fair and impartial approach, a temperament of the utmost rectitude, and a deep respect for the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States. Her nomination offers the opportunity to secure a conservative majority on the court over the next few years with President Trump’s third nominee.
Barring one unexplained development, Republicans appear to have the votes in the Senate to confirm Barrett to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.