The Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell annoyed Democrats even further on Thursday by announcing that Republicans have locked in the votes they need to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by the end of the month.
Now Democrats have no choice but to pack another six liberal justices into the court. For the foreseeable future, they’re looking at the prospect of a court slanted conservative by a 6-3 margin.
Republicans have votes locked in tight
For all practical purposes, the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is a done deal. Not only that, she’ll be on the job before the big election. It will be great to have a full 9 member panel of Justices should any election related disputes arise this November.
The aisle crossing RINOs, especially Mitt Romney, are keeping their renegade opinions to themselves and backing the Republicans. “She’ll come out of committee next Thursday and we’ll go to the floor with her on Friday the 23rd,” McConnell promised. He also swears to “stay on it until we finish. We have the votes.”
The controversial replacement for Notorious RBG, more commonly known as Ruth Bader Ginsburg managed to tiptoe around the land mines in her Senate Confirmation hearings. This time around, the Democrats are too distracted by their own scandals with Hunter Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Obamagate to put on the freak show circus they held for Brett Kavanaugh. This time, instead of trying to split the votes, they decided to pack the court later.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are scheduled to cast their committee votes on Barrett’s nomination Thursday. The next step is “to call up her nomination for a vote” on Friday. If all goes according to plan, the final Senate floor vote can get started on the 26th of October.
Democrats still posturing
Miffed progressives know they’ve lost but they still won’t go down without a fight. Democrats are expected “to force Republicans to show” they have every single one of the 51 votes they need. Other than that, there’s not a single thing they can do to stop it.
Democrats threw a snit and refused to even show up for the committee meeting when it came time to cast their votes but it didn’t matter one bit, since they’re outnumbered.
When the decision comes down to the full Senate chamber, Republicans hold a firm 50 votes and a tie could be broken by Vice President Pence. The crucial determining factor are three loose cannons. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are really undercover Democrats.
Collins already said she’s going to vote no but Mitt Romney declared he’s voting yes. Rumors say that he was warned not to have a TheraBand accident like Harry Reid. Lisa Murkowski decided to play it safe because going rogue with Collins will only hurt her limping career.