The Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting on Amy Coney Barrett on October 22, with the full Senate vote occurring the following day… all DURING an election. Mitch McConnell has the votes to confirm her. So the question now is: what will the Democrats do if they take power in January?
The polls are starting to indicate that the 2020 election will be a blue tsunami (which is why Senate Republicans are speeding ahead to create a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court). But if we were on the 2016 timeline, next week would mark the release of the Comey letter… so Democrats must keep their eye on the ball, get out the vote, and get their ballots in early to thwart whatever tricks Donald Trump and the GOP will deploy to stay in power.
Trump has already been thwarted in many attempts to re-create that old 2016 magic: William Barr’s many investigations have so far turned up nothing they can use, Rudy Giuliani tried to drop an October surprise involving a mysterious laptop and hacked emails, and Trump has been invoking Hillary Clinton as a means to get his base all riled up again…
…to no avail. Trump even lost the battle of the competing town halls Thursday night, as 2 million more viewers tuned in to hear Joe Biden speak calmly on issues while the president flailed under questioning by Savannah Guthrie on NBC. MOMocrats Karoli, Aliza Worthington, and Donna Schwartz Mills talk about this week’s political news from a progressive point of view.
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