Here’s the news you need to know on this Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
JCN Continues Drumbeat for Judge Amy Coney Barrett with New Ad Campaign
Today Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) launched a new ad campaign as part of an all-out effort to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
The ad, “Announcement,” will begin airing today nationally on cable TV and digital.
JCN’s first four ads—“Follow the Precedent”, “From Her”, “Stop the Bigotry”, and “JFK” — appeared on TV and digital, and aired nationally on cable and in key states including Colorado, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Utah, and Washington D.C.
Conservative Groups Bring in Reinforcements Expecting Brutal Barrett Confirmation Fight
“You do have to approach these nomination battles almost like a campaign now because you know that there’s going to be opposition that is on par with what you would see in the campaign.” – JCN president Carrie Severino said of the scale of modern Supreme Court battles.
“When you’re looking to confirm a conservative … it doesn’t tend to seem the same way when it’s the Democratic nominees, there seems to be a little bit of a double standard here. But the conservative nominees do get very much attacked … it does have to be a concerted and coordinated campaign to be able to push back against the misinformation and lies about the nominee.”
McConnell: Attacks on Barrett’s Faith by Dems, Media “Are a Disgrace”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., defended Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett against “ongoing attacks by Senate Democrats and the media” related to Barrett’s Catholic faith.
Here’s what McConnell had to say, “Our coastal elites are so disconnected from their own country that they treat religious Americans like strange animals in a menagerie.”
Support Grows for Confirming Amy Coney Barrett
Democrats are losing the Supreme Court messaging war, new polling indicates, with support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation trending in the GOP’s direction.
Nearly half (46%) of voters in an Oct. 2-4 Morning Consult/Politico poll said the Senate should confirm Barrett — up 9% points since President Donald Trump announced her nomination on Sept. 26 — as more voters say the chamber should consider her elevation to the high court as soon as possible, regardless of who wins next month’s election.
Follow Precedent and Confirm Amy Coney Barrett
“Let’s put another strong, originalist justice on the court whose credentials are unquestionable. It’s why we elected a Republican majority to the Senate: to make these monumental decisions, and not to defer to the next Senate, or the next election. The time to act is now.”
Twitter Reacts to the Attacks From the Left on Barrett’s Faith
“The Brett Kavanaugh sleaze machine is back. @senatemajldr is exactly right: The Democrats and their liberal allies think Judge Barrett is ‘too Christian’ or ‘the wrong kind of Christian’ to be a good judge. That is rank bigotry, and it has no place in our country.” – Carrie Severino @JCNSeverino
“Democrats are laundering their (admittedly weak) anti-religious smear of Amy Coney Barrett through Emma Brown, the same reporter they used to launch their massive and media-coordinated anti-Kavanaugh operation that so many Americans found so despicable.” – Mollie @MZHemingway
“The same line of attack that was used to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life is being employed again—attacking Amy Coney Barrett over her faith. This is bold-faced, religious bigotry from the writers at the Washington Post.” – @charliekirk11
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