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Democrats, Media Immediately Attack Amy Coney Barrett, Move To Delegitimize Her Nomination
UNITED STATES - JULY 30: Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, attends the Senate Judiciary Committee markup on the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act, and judicial nominations in Russell Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
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Democrats and their allies in the media immediately began attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett for her Catholic faith and smeared her as “an extreme jurist” following President Donald Trump officially nominating her to the nation’s highest court earlier in the day.

It only took a few minutes following the nomination for MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace to attack Barrett’s Catholic faith and asked her panel: “What do you think the line of questioning will be about that association?”

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who said earlier this week that questions about Barrett’s religious views were not off the table during confirmation hearings, attacked Barrett’s “closely-held views” following her nomination.


Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who has lied in the past about his service in the U.S. Military, immediately moved to delegitimize Barrett’s nomination.

“I will oppose the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as I would any nominee proposed as part of this illegitimate sham process, barely one month before an election as Americans are already casting their votes. Americans deserve a voice in this hugely consequential decision,” Blumenthal wrote on Twitter. “Judge Barrett’s views would harm real lives—real people—in real ways, from children with pre-existing conditions to women who just want to be able to decide when & how to have a family. I’m fighting for them.”

“Judge Barrett, like any Trump nominee, has already been vetted & screened to meet two tests: a commitment to striking down the Affordable Care Act & to overturning Roe v. Wade,” Blumenthal continued. “Judge Barrett has criticized past decisions protecting access to health care, shown hostility to reproductive freedoms, & expressed a willingness to overturn settled Supreme Court precedent that does not align with her extreme views.”

“If Judge Barrett’s views become law, hundreds of millions of Americans living w/pre-existing conditions would lose access to their health care. In the middle of a pandemic, rushing confirmation of an extreme jurist who will decimate health care is unconscionable,” Blumenthal concluded. “I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) also moved to delegitimize Barrett’s nomination, claiming without evidence that “this entire process is illegitimate.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a failed presidential candidate, falsely claimed that Barrett’s nomination was a “product of a corrupt, illegitimate process that undermines the will of the American people.” Gillibrand then attacked the mother of seven as “dangerous.”

National Review Senior Writer David Harsanyi noted online that none of the attacks on Barrett had anything to do with the U.S. Constitution or the Supreme Court’s role. Harsanyi’s observation came in response to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) claiming that Trump and Barrett were trying to “destroy the Affordable Care Act.” Numerous other Democrat Senators also made their attacks about trying to save Obamacare, despite the fact that Obamacare’s individual mandate has been ruled to be unconstitutional.

Harris wrote on Twitter: “Trump’s hand-picked successor to Justice Ginsburg’s seat makes it clear: they intend to destroy the Affordable Care Act & overturn Roe. This selection would move the court further right for a generation & harm millions of Americans. I strongly oppose Judge Barrett’s nomination.”

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) wrote: “Donald Trump’s nominee is a direct threat to the Affordable Care Act, reproductive choice, and so many other liberties we hold sacred. We can’t be silent as he tries to rush a Supreme Court Justice through the Senate. The American people deserve to have their voices heard.”

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote on Twitter: “If you don’t trust Republicans with your health care you shouldn’t trust them to fill a Supreme Court seat. If Senate Republicans vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, millions of Americans will be left without health care in the middle of a pandemic.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who asked then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about his high school farting habits, tweeted: “It doesn’t matter who the Supreme Court nominee is; it matters who’s behind this pick. And the answer is special interests out to capture our courts.”

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) smeared Barrett as being “far-right” and played to people’s emotions, claiming that Republicans were ignoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s supposed dying wish of not being replaced by the current president.

Here are the attacks that other Democrat Senators launched against Barrett following her nomination to the Supreme Court:

This story has been updated to include additional information.

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