Michael Brown on When 100% of the Democrats Vote Against Amy Coney Barrett

President Trump and Justice Amy Coney Barrett (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

What should we think when every single Democrat voted against the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett? What does this say about their convictions and ideology?

There were actually three Democrats who voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch in 2017 (Donnelly, Heitkamp and Manchin). Even Brett Kavanaugh received one Democratic vote in 2018 (again, Manchin).

But when it came to Barrett, not one Democrat voted for her. Not one.

This happened despite her receiving a “Well Qualified” rating from the American Bar Association (ABA) whose representatives relayed descriptions of her as “brilliant” and an “intellectual giant.”

And this happened despite there being no allegations of sexual impropriety to dog her, as with the attacks on Kavanaugh.

No, this was a simple rejection of Barrett as a conservative jurist who might one day vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. For some, this was a simple rejection of a God-fearing, devout Catholic serving on the highest court in the land. Danger!

The senators should know that, when the president and Senate are of the same party, they have consistently voted to appoint new Supreme Court justices during election years. So this was hardly an unprecedented move.

And, while some senators might honestly believe that Barrett would vote to deprive millions of Americans of health care, I would dare say that, for others, this was simply a political talking point.

No, the stark reality is that, on this historic day, when a highly qualified woman was appointed to take the place of the iconic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, not a single Democrat could be found to vote for her.

Let the record be remembered for posterity.

Gone are the days when someone like Justice Ginsburg could be confirmed by a vote of 96-3. Or Justice Antonin Scalia by a vote of 98-0. Obviously, there was much more bipartisanship on both sides in the past.

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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