White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that they are trying to Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by November 1.
Yamiche Alcindor tweeted:
WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on SCOTUS: "I would believe they are going to try to move through the process & review her credentials in an expeditious manner & if they do that, based on the resume that I have seen, hopefully she will get confirmed before the first of November."
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) September 26, 2020
The timeline on this nomination is extremely tight. If anything at all goes wrong, or Democrats can successfully stall for a few extra days, Republicans would not have the time to get Coney Barrett confirmed by Election Day.
The implications for not getting her confirmed by election day would mean that Coney Barrett wouldn’t be seated in time to hear arguments on the Obamacare case.
Senate Democrats don’t have as many tools at their disposal as they did before the filibuster was ended for Supreme Court nominations in 2017, but they may not need that many extra days.
It is time for Democrats to pull out all of the stops and that potentially means shutting down the Senate if that is what it takes to save healthcare for hundreds of millions of Americans.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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