Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this'

Elias Hubbard
October 28, 2020

"This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution and for the fair and impartial rule of law", the president, standing alongside Barrett, said before beaming lawmakers and others who had gathered on the South Lawn of the White House.

After two contentious Supreme Court nominations by President Donald Trump and their subsequent confirmation by Senate Republicans in the first two years of his presidency, Senate Democrats and voters had expressed concern over the possibility of a third appointment, especially if it occurred in 2020, an election year.

The Senate voted in favor of confirming Barrett-an appeals court judge hastily nominated by President Donald Trump-to the Court late this Monday, October 26, according to The New York Times.

A Supreme Court Justice who could help repeal healthcare for millions - arguments on the Affordable Care Act are due to be heard on November 10, yes right in the midst of a pandemic - and could vote on the 15-week abortion ban in MS as early as the end of this week, only looks likely to make their lives worse.

Trump hosted a swearing in ceremony at the White House almost an hour after Monday's confirmation vote. "Let us continue to be voices for justice in her name", Biden said.

Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the judicial oath on Tuesday at the Supreme Court, formally inaugurating her term on the bench.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is now a confirmed Supreme Court Justice, a decision queer advocates believe could have devastating repercussions for LGBTQ equality. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican who had expressed wariness over the timing of the confirmation process so soon before an election but who voted for Barrett in the end. "There is a legal process for expansion".

"The next time the American people give Democrats a majority in this chamber, you will have forfeited the right to tell us how to run that majority", Schumer said on Monday during a speech on the Senate floor.

"You can't win 'em all", he said to Democrats, "and elections have consequences".

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