Democrats are still fuming over the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer who has been continually contentious over the right-wing confirmation.
Despite Republicans’ control of the Senate and the White House, the minority party insisted that the late Justice Ruth Badder Ginsburg’s seat should be held open until after the Nov. 3 presidential election. Democrats cited the seat that the late Justice Antonin Scalia vacated early in 2016, which was kept open, by republicans, till after President Donald Trump was installed in office.
Schumer’s party was so averse to Barrett’s confirmation that the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee Boycotted the vote that eventually sent Barrett out of committee and to a general vote on the floor of the Senate. Now that the plan to stall Barrett in committee didn’t work out, Schumer has assured Republicans that they will “regret” their treatment of the late RBG’s replacement.
“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,” Schumer said during a floor speech before the confirmation vote according to The Daily Wire.
“My colleagues may regret this for a lot longer than they think,” he added, castigating Republicans for their quick replacement for the 89-year-old Ginsberg, who died last month. “Here at this late hour, at the end of this sordid chapter in the history of the Senate, the history of the Supreme Court, my deepest and greatest sadness is for the American people,” Schumer said.
Then as if in a parody about himself and of his own making, Democratic leader Schumer dared to invoke the unborn, saying that they will suffer the consequences of a justice that will, undoubtedly, do more to protect them than any Democrat in the history of the United States.
“Generations yet unborn will suffer the consequences of this nomination,” Schumer ridiculously said, addressing America and his colleagues. He then went on to presume that global climate change was the biggest threat to our future children.
“As the globe gets warmer, as workers continue to fall behind, as unlimited dark money floods our politics, as reactionary state legislatures curtail a woman’s right to choose, gerrymandered districts and limit the rights of minorities to vote, my deepest, greatest, and most abiding sadness tonight is for the American people and what this nomination will mean for their lives, their freedoms, their fundamental rights.
Schumer made a multi-platform pity party tour, taking his complaints to Twitter later, saying, “Today will go down as one of the darkest days in the Senate’s 231-year history. The Senate GOP is thwarting the will of the people and confirming a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election. Democrats will never stop fighting for Americans.”
Today will go down as one of the darkest days in the Senate’s 231-year history
The Senate GOP is thwarting the will of the people and confirming a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election
Democrats will never stop fighting for Americans
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 26, 2020
For her part, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that Republicans “usurped” the Supreme Court seat previously held by Gensburg.
“Congress will have to reverse the damage of a radical Republican court and defend pre-existing condition protections together with every other benefit and protection of the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi said in a statement. “With this usurped Supreme Court seat, the President is ripping away millions of families’ health care in the middle of a pandemic that has infected over 8.6 million and killed nearly one-quarter of a million Americans.”
Fortunately for Schumer, even Republicans can agree that the unborn will suffer the consequences of Barrett’s confirmation: they’ll live in a world where Democrats keep making things worse, rather than being ripped limb from limb.