Here’s the news you need to know on this Thursday October 15, 2020.
Dianne Feinstein “Really Impressed” With Amy Coney Barrett’s Definition Of “Severability”
Nope, this is not a joke! Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she was “really impressed” with Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s definition of “severability” during a discussion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings.
Once Again, Distortions and Sideshows Don’t Work for the Democrats
Senate Democrats appear to realize that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s credentials are impeccable and her record unimpeachable. So on day three of her hearings, they reverted to distorting the records of other judges, as well as lengthy tirades concerning a confusing hodgepodge of topics. Senator Mazie Hirono even appeared to suggest that she opposes the constitutional separation of powers, criticizing as artificial the time-honored distinction between law and policy.
On Day Two, Democrats Attack Everything but Judge Barrett’s Actual Record
On the second day of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination hearings, on which each senator had the first opportunity to question her, the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee all but confirmed that the judge is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. The hearing featured fearmongering, attacks on the Justice Department and President Trump, Congress’s fights over the Affordable Care Act, and even a bizarre rant about dark money and “The Scheme” from Senator Whitehouse …
Amy Coney Barrett’s Calm Demeanor During Hearings is Her “Superpower”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett made it through day two of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings and Trump 2020 advisory board member Harmeet Dhillon told Fox Business Network’s “The Evening Edit” that her ability to stay cool, calm and collected is almost supernatural.
“In fact, it’s almost like she has a superpower by calmly sitting there and politely responding to these questions,” she said. “I think she made each and every one of them look silly or worse.”
Meanwhile on Twitter…
“By an 8-point margin, voters say that the Senate should vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court as soon as possible, rather than wait to see the winner of the 2020 election.” @MorningConsult
Senator Lindsey Grahamto Amy Coney Barrett: “This hearing to me is an opportunity to not punch through a glass ceiling, but a reinforced concrete barrier around conservative women. You’re going to shatter that barrier.” – @DCExaminer
SEN. CRUZ: The Democratic assertion that Judge Barrett will take Americans’ healthcare is not connected to reality and is not true. Judge Barrett will not be the decision-maker on what the appropriate approach to healthcare is as a policy matter. That is the role of Congress.” – @SRCC
“Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein after Judge Barrett explains ‘severability:’ ‘I’m really impressed’” – @RNCResearch
“These hearings are Lindsay Graham at his best IMO.” – @conservmillen
“Merriam-Webster adds “offensive” to the definition of “sexual preference” amid controversy over Barrett using the phrase during Senate hearing.” – @DCExaminer
“Judicial philosophy matters. That’s the most detailed explanation of originalism presented to the US Senate” – Senator Lindsey Graham #ConfirmAmy – @gayletrotter
“ICYMI Senator Klobuchar” – @davidpopp
“Senator @tedcruz counters the Left’s efforts to redefine what it means to pack the court. ‘What utter nonsense.’” – @YAF