Democrats have been unable to crack Amy Coney Barrett’s calm demeanor during hearings
Democratic senators were brought to silence while attempting to grill Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who responded to their partisan questioning by quoting the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Judge Barrett brilliantly used the words of liberal Ginsburg to keep Democrats at arm’s length during Tuesday’s confirmation hearing.
Senate Democrats have been using the hearings to push questions that attempt to discredit Barrett.
Unfortunately for them, the public remembers how Dems subjected the previous nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a humiliating witch hunt in 2018.
Democrats have been using a more subtle approach this time around, attacking Barrett with veiled swipes disguised as harmless and relevant questions.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) was slammed as “pure evil” after she asked Judge Barrett whether she’s a rapist elsewhere during the hearings.
Judge Barrett was responding to a question from Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein
For the most part, though, attacks on Barrett and her faith have been tame, and there haven’t been any high school yearbook references, according to Western Journal.
But Democrats are desperate as they seek to diminish Barrett in the eyes of the public.
Thus far, they seem unable to mount an effective smear campaign to explain why President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee shouldn’t be confirmed.
Not only did they fail to count on Barrett being well prepared to answer their “gotcha” questions, but they also apparently underestimated her knowledge of both the history of the court and of the woman she will likely replace.
Barrett was hit with a barrage of questions Tuesday with regard to where she stands on a number of hot button issues, including abortion, the upcoming election, same-sex marriage, and the Affordable Care Act.
During one such exchange with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Barrett schooled the California Democrat and her left-leaning colleagues.
Feinstein asked Barrett if she shares the view of late Justice Antonin Scalia, who she clerked for, that there is a constitutional guarantee for a right to same-sex marriage.
Barrett hit her with the so-called “Ginsburg rule.”
“I’m not going to express a view on whether I agree or disagree with Justice Scalia for the same reasons that I’ve been giving,” Barrett explained.
She continued, “Justice Ginsburg, with her characteristic pithiness, used this to describe how a nominee should comport herself at a hearing: no hints, no previews, no forecasts.
“That had been the practice of nominees before her, but everybody calls it the ‘Ginsburg Rule’ because she stated it so concisely and it’s been the practice of every nominee since.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett touches on gun rights and how judges are supposed to act:
“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.” pic.twitter.com/xbPeJDRhas
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 13, 2020
Democrats are unable to stump Barrett, who is obviously more qualified to do the job she’s been tapped for than they are to do their jobs.
Sen. Feinstein was silenced when Judge Barrett quoted Justice Ginsburg
Indeed, Ginsburg did set such a president in 1993.
In an excerpt of a 1993 confirmation hearing, shared online by C-SPAN, Ginsburg said, “A judge sworn to decide impartially can offer no forecasts, no hints, for that would show not only disregard for the specifics of the particular case, it would display disdain for the entire judicial process.”
From 1993 confirmation hearing, Judge Ginsburg: “A judge sworn to decide impartially can offer no forecasts, no hints, for that would show not only disregard for the specifics of the particular case, it would display disdain for the entire judicial process.”#SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/NnfapLTFit
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 13, 2020
How can Democrats argue with the words of Ginsburg?
Sure, Barrett’s presence in the Senate is violating the nonexistent “dying wish” clause used by Democrats to oppose her nomination, but apparently, Barrett knows more about the liberal icon’s place in the judiciary than the party which championed Ginsburg as its hero.
Barrett is supremely qualified for the high court, using that metric alone.