The Democrats are fuming mad over the installation and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. In their minds, the Republicans sidestepped them to place their choice on the bench. They cry foul over the way it was all handled, but they are guilty as they too have done the same thing in times past. Their response was anything but professional as they threatened future violence for Barrett’s placement.
Crummy Chuck Schumer came out and said, “The Republican majority is lighting its credibility on fire … The next time the American people give Democrats a majority in this chamber, you will have forfeited the right to tell us how to run that majority.” The Democrats would have never listened to the Republicans if their positions were reversed. Nancy Pelosi does it all the time in the House.
Schumer has no right to complain and whine the way he is about the vote. He and the rest of the Democratic nursery are just mad that they did not get what they wanted, which was to have their candidate placed on the bench. He went on to threaten, “My colleagues may regret this for a lot longer than they think.”
The number of votes needed to confirm a nominee was changed from 60 to its current number back in 2017. This allowed the government to continue to function the way it should. The Democrats were so babyish about the past two nominations that they were unwilling to work with Republicans to evaluate qualifications instead of party lines.
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Chuck Schumer’s crying stems back to something a fellow Democrat did to the Republicans in 2013. The former Majority Leader was Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada. He removed the 60-vote rule to get Obama’s choice of judge selections put on the lower courts bench. Mitch McConnell is just following precedent set forth by the Democrats a few years earlier.
Schumer should eat his own words as Reid’s actions came back to bite the party in 2020. McConnell stated in 2013, “You’ll regret this, and you may regret it a lot sooner than you think.” The Democrats got what they had coming to them.
The liberals cry like a baby when they do not get what they want. They act like children when they walk out of votes and meetings. Pelosi regularly walked out of important meetings with the president when she did not get her way.
Regarding the confirmation of Barrett Pelosi whined that “The President’s Supreme Court manipulation threatens the very values and rights that define and distinguish our nation: a woman’s constitutional right to make her own medical decisions, the rights of LGBTQ Americans, the right of workers to organize and collectively bargain for fair wages, the future of our planet and environmental protections, voting rights and the right of every American to have a voice in our democracy.”
Here the statement is not even remotely true. This vote is not going to change anything regarding the rights of Americans. Barrett has already made her point that she will judge according to the Constitution and not party lines. The Democrats are worrying over nothing.
Chris Murphy is another Democrat threatening to repeat what they started in 2013. Murphy and the rest of his colleagues believe that the Republicans started the whole dodging numbers process, but the liberals began it all. Sheldon Whitehouse is another Democrat from Rhode Island. He incorrectly believes the Republicans have created a new set of rules. He stated, “My Republican colleagues put the rule of ‘because we can’ over the traditions and precedents of the Senate, the principles we hold dear as an institution, and the integrity of the federal judiciary.” The Democrats have put traditions over the way the Senate should be run.
The Democrats are getting what they deserve. The reluctance to follow the set rules when they were in power is coming back and biting them in the rear. The Republicans have the right to operate given established rules. Schumer and his gang do not like having to eat their words from the previous year when they were in control.