Democrat Senator Admits Defeat on Barrett Confirmation

By Senator Chris Coons (DNC CNN Camerota & Cuomo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Democrat Senator Chris Coons has admitted that the Democrats do not have the votes to block Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed to the Supreme Court.

According to Fox News:

With Republicans holding the Senate majority and seemingly having the votes to confirm Barrett, Democrats say they don’t have a silver bullet to stop the fast-tracked confirmation schedule that will kick off Monday.

“There’s no procedural move that I’m aware of that allows the minority to slow this process down at all,” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. “And trust me, I’ve asked a lot.

“That’s one of the things that I think the general public doesn’t quite appreciate is that as long as the [GOP] majority is willing to change the rules and is willing to insist on moving ahead when it is demonstrably unsafe, unwise and unprecedented to do so, there’s nothing the [Democratic] minority can do to stop them.”

Republicans hold a 53-seat majority in the Senate. Only two GOP Senators — Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine — have rejected pushing through the Barrett nomination just days before the presidential election. Four years ago Republicans blocked President Obama’s nominee of Merrick Garland on the grounds his March 2016 nomination was too close to the November election when the American public would have a say.

Coons statted that he is not optimistic that the Democrats can convince two Senators to join Senators Collins and Murkowski in their stance that confirmation shouldn’t occur until a presidential election is decided.

Another issue he failed to address is the fact that Murkowski has stated that she is open to voting confirm Amy Coney Barrett should a vote take place.

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KDS
KDS
1 year ago

CRY BABY.

Pondman
Pondman
1 year ago
Reply to  KDS

Please someone tell me what rules the republicans are changing. Harry Reid is the one that changed the vote to simple majority.

Kate
Kate
1 year ago
Reply to  KDS

More like winers. I don’t believe the Republicans changed any rules! Dems believe what they want to believe and they keep believing their BS.

James
James
1 year ago

If they don’t support this more than qualified SCJOSC, THEN FIRE THEM!

They are part of the SWAMP!

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
1 year ago

Barrett is a vast improvement to the Supreme Court.

ALSCV
ALSCV
1 year ago
Reply to  OldestSeaDog

Correct, and Judge Barrett will checkmate Robert’s (who gave us Obamacare) liberal votes!

Bill Williams
Bill Williams
1 year ago

A ray of sunshine, it’s rare.

James C Reneau
James C Reneau
1 year ago

This is GREAT news for true Americans that want to have a common sense SCOTUS.

Phyllis
Phyllis
1 year ago

It’s actually a very smart move and it is not unprecedented. It’s been done 6 or 7 times before

Cindy Galt
Cindy Galt
1 year ago

Just what rule is the President breaking? The one that says he can appoint a judge if he wants to? You cry babies are upset because you are assuming Biden is going to win and should get to name the new judge. Sorry Charlie, payback is hell; just think about it as being a good reason to make up for the impeachment try, spying, Russiagate, and everything else all you dumbocRATS have done to our President. If Biden should luck up and win, then he can appoint the next one, if he is still the president. (Bank on it – he will have the 25th Amendment applied to him within the first six months of his presidency.

DrBarbara
DrBarbara
1 year ago
Reply to  Cindy Galt

IF he wins (the only way the Dims can win is by cheating) I look for him to “fall down the stairs,” or “commit suicide.” You know, like Epstein did.

Todd Nelson
Todd Nelson
1 year ago

Coons needs to stop with the crocodile tears because he knows, full well, that, were the roles reversed, the democrats would be doing the exact same thing the republicans are now. The only rule being changed is the “Biden Rule” that Joe imposed on George HW Bush in 1992

Chauncey M Freeman
Chauncey M Freeman
1 year ago

Dummercrates, at least they chose the correct Party Symbol, The DUMB JACKASS.

tractor man
tractor man
1 year ago

This day must really suck for a lot of liberals. Trump is recovering from Covid at record speed and now this.

Mel
Mel
1 year ago

DEMOCRAPS ARE SO CORRUPT AND WHINE ALL THE TIME…Never have seen so many RICH PEOPLE WHINE

Nicholas St Jon
1 year ago
Reply to  Mel

What do you call a basement full of liberals?
A Whine cellar!

Patricia Outlaw
1 year ago

Okay that is it. I love you. Great one and so true.

Donal
1 year ago

cheap wine

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

The Democrats would do the same thing if they only had the chance. Just look at the secret hearings held by Adam Schiff.

maxibaby
maxibaby
1 year ago

Praise the Lord! Get this speeding train on the fast track and seat the next SCOTUS Justice ACB! There is so much to do and so little time! Get it done and move on, we have a President to reelect, the Senate majority to increase and the House to win back by a large majority! We need decisions on a COVID-19 bill and far too many other things to detail! Hurry, hurry, hurry!

oodeluph
oodeluph
1 year ago

Isn’t it funny how the Jackass Party brays about the appointment of “conservative” judges non-stop, as did the smirking Harris during last night’s debate, while no one mentions the Leftist, activist judges and SCOTUS Justices appointed by their own Party???
And for the record, there are no “conservative” judges. There are only Constitutional jurists ruling on law or weaponized jurists that ignore the rule of law, the latter of which we’ve seen on disgusting display since President Trump was elected.

tinker68
1 year ago

“that as long as the [GOP] majority is willing to change the rules and is willing to insist on moving ahead when it is demonstrably unsafe, unwise and unprecedented to do so, there’s nothing the [Democratic] minority can do to stop them.”

Lying sack of shiite.

Nicholas St Jon
1 year ago
Reply to  tinker68

The Dems did the nuclear option that made it a simple majority, don’t blame the repubs.

Carolyn Toms
Carolyn Toms
1 year ago

 tell me what rules the republicans are changing. Harry Reid is the one that changed the vote to simple majority.

Carolyn Toms
Carolyn Toms
1 year ago
Reply to  tinker68

 tell me what rules the republicans are changing. Harry Reid is the one that changed the vote to simple majority.

Truckman
Truckman
1 year ago

cry baby the reason that happened was because that person was not eligible to be voted back in office where Trump is

Casey
Casey
1 year ago

Chris Coons is a piece of garbage but that only makes him one of the Democrat Party’s disgusting “Good Old Boys”. The fact that they oppose somebody as honorable & decent as Amy Coney Barrett shows how sleazy they really are.

What the Democrat Party did to Justice Brett Kavanaugh (and his family) was beyond disgusting. The President should wave the hearings based on that alone, and go straight to a confirmation vote for Amy Coney Barrett.

I find it difficult to believe that any moral person could find the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh anything but horrific. But then again, I should not be surprised how low a liberal will go.

Donal
1 year ago
Reply to  Casey

you are to kind to this mutt

Linda U
Linda U
1 year ago

He’s full of it, it’s not unprecedented, it’s happened about 20+ times before, when the president has the Senate.

Carolyn Toms
Carolyn Toms
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda U

 tell me what rules the republicans are changing. Harry Reid is the one that changed the vote to simple majority.

Mikey
Mikey
1 year ago
Reply to  Carolyn Toms

Yes, and now that it’s come back to bite ’em in the britches they are still whining. Hypocrites.

Billy Q
Billy Q
1 year ago

Good get use to admitting defeat because Trump is going to kick your ass in November

rickdees
rickdees
1 year ago

A LOUD H O O R A Y ! ! !

Steven Pike
Steven Pike
1 year ago

If Collins and Murkowski oppose this judge, they will be in trouble. Many, if not most, Republicans will not vote for them. Collins may well lose to a liberal Democrat in the general election , and Murkowski probably will be challenged in the primary. If she wins the primary , she will face an uphill fight and may well lose in the general. The Senate cannot bail out of its job. Republicans are beginning to realize that their representatives ought to act like Republicans, not just mouth the party line and then vote Democrat.

IrishEyes2C
IrishEyes2C
1 year ago

Yeah this is the same man who allowed his daughter, Maggie to be groped by Biden and didn’t have a problem with Biden whispering in her ear, that he had a big penis and wanted to show her just how big it was. Aren’t you supposed to protect your children from pedophiles like Joe Biden? They are sick, twisted and disgusting. It’s like throwing your children’s house pet into a den of wolves. It was one of the saddest events to witness. If you watch the entire video of their “encounter” she tried to get away from him numerous times, but Biden always managed to put her right next to or in front of him. More disgusting than that, was watching Joe Biden french kissing his own granddaughter. That freaked me out and made me sick to my stomach. My two grandfathers just gave me a peck on the cheek, they NEVER tried to put their tongues down my throat. Biden has no “off switch” and for him nothing is off limits, in his actions and behavior. He’s just so gross and creepy. If he had done that to my daughter, I would’ve kneed him in the groin and hard enough so he could NEVER do that to another child. But democrats have no values or morals, where nothing is ever off limits.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  IrishEyes2C

He is a sickening sick old man, who needs to be in a home, with caretakers!

dennis taylor
dennis taylor
1 year ago

Anything that causes the democrats heartburn is A OK with me,they are going to loose in November anyway so whats the big deal?

A Seeker
1 year ago

Even if t hey do have a Silver Bullet, it might not be strong enough!

Deplorable Lanie
Deplorable Lanie
1 year ago

How exactly are the GOP “changing the rules”? The precedent is when the same party holds the WH and the Senate they want will confirm their nominee unless their is an issue with them. And given that ACB was JUST nominated and confirmed, I doubt there will be any issues. And BTW, Democrats need to crack a history book, and try looking up some real history on line instead of falling into the trap of parroting what others say. It makes you all look that much more stupid!

Carolyn Toms
Carolyn Toms
1 year ago

 tell me what rules the republicans are changing. Harry Reid is the one that changed the vote to simple majority.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 year ago

Change the rules??? There is zero change of the rules. The Republicans are simply following the rules! The Dimocrats want to change the rules to accomplish their nefarious agenda.

Texx
Texx
1 year ago

She is imminently qualified. And everyone knows that. It is a brilliant pick and at the right time. We all want a SC judge who will give a fair hearing and render a fair judgment.

JCA Herns
JCA Herns
1 year ago

oh I’m sure going to take advice from Chris Coons the bosom buddy of the RINO Jeff Flake of Az. Glad he’s gone too.

Michael L Brooks
Michael L Brooks
1 year ago

What’s the biggest difference between Democrats and Republicans ? Democrats talk eat and shit out of the same hole !!!

Ronald Smith
1 year ago

Keep Draining The Swamp TRUMP ! MAGA ! TRUMP 20/20 is our only Chance vote RED

Checker1
Checker1
1 year ago

Bunch of Rhinos wide spread corruption has gone on for years…All or most of them by appointments…for the money…not country..

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