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  • Schumer: ‘Generations Yet Unborn Will Suffer the Consequences' of Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation

    10/28/2020 10:45:13 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 83 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 28, 2020 | Patrick Goodenough – “Generations yet unborn will suffer the consequences” of Amy Coney Barrett’s elevation to the Supreme Court, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, shortly before a majority voted on Monday to confirm the pro-life, conservative judge onto the bench. Schumer was not likely thinking of unborn babies in the womb; his next sentence began with an allusion to climate change. But the same sentence also included a reference to abortion, as he lamented what he described as “reactionary state legislatures curtail[ing] a woman’s right to choose.” Now-Justice Barrett said at her swearing-in ceremony on Monday...
  • Rahm Emanuel: ‘Republicans Will Regret’ Confirming Barrett

    10/28/2020 10:03:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2020 | Pam Key
    Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that Republicans would “regret” confirming Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “Rahm, Amy Coney Barrett is now Justice Barrett having been officially sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice after what many Democrats are calling an illegitimate process. Minority Leader Schumer is saying Republicans will regret her confirmation. Do you think they will?”
  • Schumer loses 48-42 in bid to shutdown Senate…

    10/21/2020 11:21:02 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 49 replies ^ | October 21 2020 |
    Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election. The GOP in the middle of a national election is using an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee to rip away health care from millions. Democrats are fighting to stop it. 11:10 PM · Oct 19, 2020 Craig Caplan @CraigCaplan 48-42: Senate defeated Schumer's effort to adjourn the Senate until after the election to November 9th unless a COVID-19 relief deal is reached because of Democrats' objections to the upcoming Senate confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney...
  • Schumer and the War on Judges: From court-packing plans to intimidation, the Democrats pursue a losing strategy.

    03/06/2020 6:56:10 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 5, 2020 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s verbal threats against two Supreme Court justices aren’t surprising, in light of three years of “resistance” hostility to Trump judicial picks. What is remarkable is that Democratic leaders continue to take such a losing approach to an issue that will be central to the 2020 election. Mr. Schumer did hit a new low Wednesday, when he stood outside the Supreme Court and rallied a mob of abortion-rights activists by vowing that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch would “pay the price” for releasing “the whirlwind.” “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward...
  • Democrats ask Pence to skip Barrett vote over COVID-19 risk

    10/26/2020 3:49:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2020 | By LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON - A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, but Democratic leaders are asking Vice President Mike Pence to stay away from presiding over Monday’s session due to potential health risks after his aides tested positive for COVID-19. But Democrats said in a letter to Pence on it’s “not a risk worth taking,” according to copy obtained by The Associated Press. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and his leadership team wrote that not only would Pence’s presence violate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, “it also be a violation of common...
  • Senate to convene rare Saturday session to debate Amy Coney Barrett nomination

    10/24/2020 10:57:52 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 45 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 24, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    A procedural vote is set for Sunday, final confirmation on MondayThe Senate will gavel in a rare Saturday session this afternoon to debate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court -- just days before voters decide whether Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and the White House. Democrats, fiercely opposed to Barrett's confirmation so close to the election, boycotted the Judiciary Committee vote Thursday and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., staged four delay tactics Friday on the Senate floor, including forcing a brief closed session.
  • Democrats to boycott committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

    10/21/2020 3:05:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 21 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday's committee vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. The plan comes as the 10 Democratic senators on the panel have been discussing how to protest the GOP plan to confirm Barrett next week to the seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the Democrats on the committee, in a joint statement, said the push to confirm Barrett was a "sham process" and accused Republicans of breaking "the promises and rules" established by refusing to give Merrick Garland, then-President Obama's final...
  • Chuck Schumer Reaps What He Sowed

    10/26/2020 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Qiviut · 62 replies
    Power LIne ^ | October 26, 2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Senate has voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court Justice. She will be sworn in tonight, probably around the time I finish writing this post.It’s remarkable to me how quickly Mitch McConnell was able to drive this nomination through. I’m also surprised that only one Republican Senator (the embattled Susan Collins) voted against confirming Judge Barrett. President Trump is said by some to be a divisive influence within the Republican Party. Yet, GOP Senators and House members have been extraordinarily united during the past three and a half years.During today’s proceedings, Chuck Schumer lashed out...
  • Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

    10/26/2020 5:15:26 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | October 26, 2020 | Barbara Sprunt
    The Senate has voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, just about a week before the general election and 30 days after she was nominated by President Trump to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While Senate Democrats tried to slow down the confirmation process of Trump's third Supreme Court nominee with various procedural maneuvers, the fact that Republicans control the Senate has always meant a Barrett confirmation was all but promised. "The Senate is doing the right thing. We're moving this nomination forward and colleagues, by tomorrow night, we'll have a new...
  • Cryin' Chuck Schumer Calls Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Confirmation "One of the Darkest Days." Such as...Pearl Harbor? 9/11?

    10/26/2020 9:44:03 PM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 49 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 10/26/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Writer
    "Today...will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231 year history of the United States Senate." That's how Cryin' Chuck Schumer began his long, eloquent speech on the floor of the Senate objecting to Judge Barrett's confirmation. What he lacked in truth, he more than made up for in boredom and repetitiveness. He went on to say, "And let the record show that the American people, their lives and rights and freedoms, will suffer the consequences of this nomination for a generation." He even had the audacity to call the confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett "this...
  • Democrats urge Bloomberg to invest in Senate races as McConnell-linked super PAC spends big

    10/26/2020 9:51:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/26/2020
    Democratic fundraisers are privately urging billionaire former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg and his team to invest in hotly contested Senate races with just over a week until Election Day, according to people familiar with the matter. The pleas come as a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floods these races with cash on behalf of the GOP candidates. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is run by allies of McConnell, is outraising and often outspending its Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority PAC, down the stretch. The Democratic group is linked to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Bloomberg’s response to...
  • Democrats Take Senate Floor Overnight to Protest Amy Coney Barrett: ‘No Hyperbole – It’s Life or Death Stakes’

    10/26/2020 9:31:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Democrats took the Senate floor overnight Sunday to protest Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, warning that Americans are facing “life or death stakes.” “Senate Democrats are taking over the floor all night to fight this sham process by Senate Republicans. We will not stop fighting,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Sunday night.
  • US to get 9th justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett

    10/26/2020 8:36:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    AP ^ | 10/26/2020 an hour ago | By LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, giving the country a ninth justice Monday as Republicans overpower Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trump’s nominee the week before Election Day. Democratic leaders asked Vice President Mike Pence to stay away from presiding over her Senate confirmation due to potential health risks after his aides tested positive for COVID-19. But although Pence isn’t needed to break a tie, the vote would present a dramatic opportunity for him to preside over confirmation of Trump’s third Supreme Court justice. Senate Democratic leader Chuck...
  • McConnell tees up floor vote on Amy Coney Barrett nomination after Schumer attempts delay tactic

    10/23/2020 1:36:06 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 50 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 23, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took the first steps Friday to advance Amy Coney Barrett for a Supreme Court confirmation vote despite delay tactics from Democrats, including forcing a rare closed-door session that's typically reserved for national security matters. Senate Republicans voted in favor of a procedural motion to enter executive session to begin debating Barrett's nomination -- teeing up a final vote on Barrett's nomination Monday. "Let's get on with it. Let's do our jobs," said McConnell, while hitting Democrats for efforts to undercut Barrett and previous GOP nominees. "We will give this nominee the vote she deserves...
  • WOW! Top Democrats Schumer and Wyden Call on FBI NOT TO INVESTIGATE Biden Crime Family Before Election — It Could “Undermine Rule of Law”

    10/22/2020 3:26:51 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 122 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 22, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Ron Wyden called on the FBI on Thursday NOT TO INVESTIGATE the Biden Crime Family before the election. The top Democrats say they believe an investigation into the Biden Family could “undermine the rule of law.” Mediaite reported:
  • Schumer says he and Feinstein had a ‘serious talk’ after Barrett hearings: report

    10/21/2020 4:49:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that he has had a “serious talk” with fellow Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein following last week’s Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. “I’ve had a long and serious talk with Senator Feinstein. That’s all I’m going to say about it right now,” Schumer told reporters at a news conference, The Washington Post reported. Feinstein, the 87-year-old senior senator from California, serves as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel before which Barrett appeared.
  • I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election.

    10/19/2020 4:23:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 156 replies
    Twitte@SenSchumer ^ | 10/9/20 | Sen Chuck Schumer
    I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election. The GOP in the middle of a national election is using an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee to rip away health care from millions. Democrats are fighting to stop it.
  • GOP turns back Schumer motion to shut down Senate in protest of Barrett confirmation effort

    10/20/2020 7:54:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Republicans on Monday night stalled a move by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to close down the Senate until after the presidential election as the body's top Democrat continues to protest the effort to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the end of the month. The vote on a motion to adjourn, forced by Schumer, D-N.Y., followed another roll call vote in which Schumer forced the Senate to consider the Trump administration's softening of a banking regulation regarding low-income borrowers. Republicans expect more such procedural roadblocks from Schumer as the Senate gets closer to confirming Barrett, likely early-to-mid-next...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, House progressives warn Biden on corporate hires

    10/16/2020 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | By ALEX THOMPSON 10/16/2020 08:30 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON — The election is still 18 days away but Democrats are already drawing battle lines over what a Biden administration ought to look like. Left-wing House members including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katie Porter, Ayanna Pressley, Raúl Grijalva and candidate Jamaal Bowman along with 39 progressive groups signed a letter, obtained by POLITICO, arguing that no C-suite level corporate executives or corporate lobbyists ought to have Senate-confirmed positions in a Biden administration. “One of the most important lessons of the Trump administration is the need to stop putting corporate officers and lobbyists in charge of our government,” they wrote. “As...
  • Trafalgar Poll — John James takes lead in Michigan Senate race…

    10/07/2020 12:03:49 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 40 replies
    Citizenfreepress ^ | October 07 2020 | Trafalgar/Citizenfreepress
    Michigan Senate race tied, per Trafalgar Poll, Dems scrambling to save Peters ‘Nervous’ Schumer spending big in Michigan Senate race to help Gary Peters Chuck Schumer PAC Spending Millions to Save Gary Peters in Michigan EXCLUSIVE: John James, the Michigan Senate GOP candidate, raised $14 million in the third quarter and is within “striking distance” of upsetting incumbent Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., according to a Tuesday campaign memo obtained by Fox News. In a sign of the competitive race, the super PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pumping $5.4 million into ad spending in Michigan this week...