Liberals Call for Long-Time Democrat to Step Down After Civility with Republicans
The hearing for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett is now over and it went about as expected.
The Republicans touted her experience and her qualifications and the Democrats attacked her character and made assumptions on what they think she would decide in cases if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Amy Coney Barrett is, as the ABA says, well-qualified for the Supreme Court. Her knowledge of case law and the Constitution of the United States is unparalleled.
The hearing did go much better than the Kavanaugh hearing in which Democrats coaxed a woman to lie about being raped by Justice Brett Kavanaugh 30+ years ago.
“Mr. Chairman, I just want to thank you,” Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein told committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Thursday. “This has been one of the best Senate hearings that I’ve participated in, and I want to thank you for your fairness and the opportunity of going back and forth.”
Senator Graham replied: “I know we have very different views about the judge and whether we should be doing this or not. But having said all that, to my Democratic colleagues, you have challenged the judge, you have challenged us, and I accept those challenges as being sincere and not personal.”
After the hearing concluded, Senators Feinstein and Graham shook hands and embraced with a hug. And it was this act of kindness, tolerance, and civility that triggers the liberals
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Not everyone was impressed with the show of civility from both sides, however. Left-wing group Demand Justice, which reflexively opposes all Trump judicial nominees with apocalyptic rhetoric, called on Feinstein to step down from her post as Judiciary Committee ranking member over her hug of Graham.
“It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If she won’t, her colleagues need to intervene,” the group said in a statement. “She has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of this process, from undermining calls for filibuster and Court reform straight through to thanking Republicans form the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court.”
Justice Democrats, the group that backs primary challenges to Democrat incumbents and helped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., make it to Congress in 2018, also weighed in. “Dianne Feinstein must step down,” it said, quote-tweeting a post by Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon that said the same thing.
This just goes to show you that they are not interested in middle ground, negotiations, or anything of the sort. There is one thing that they want and that is for the world to embrace their twisted ideology and anything besides that will not be tolerated.