They won't care. The sooner they are out the sooner they can cash their real checks. Insurances and pharma will be delivering them soon.
Congrats to the newly confirmed Justice Barrett.
Lol - this post makes me want to puke. I guess if the Rs were going to go the super-hypocrisy route, they might as well have gone all the way with the most conservative judge they could find. How many hundreds of qualified judges were out there that would have better represented Americans and they had to go with her? Hopefully there will be several R Senators starting to pack their bags after the election on Tuesday. The way this whole thing went down is a disgrace.
The odd thing is that these nominees are all touted for their integrity and their fidelity to the law, but not ONE of them displayed enough integrity to turn down the job given the circumstances of their nomination. They will rather benefit from a process that tears the country about than make a principled stand. So much for integrity. The sooner we all admit we are political the better. Pack that Court!!!
Why should she turn the position down? The President nominates, the Senate votes (or doesnít vote, if it desires). The Constitution was followed.
Itís funny that Merrick Garland is the martyr here. If Republicans had given him the Robert Bork treatment, would you feel better?
Just pointing out the hypocrisy... she is a find jurist period, but do not make it more than that. Do not assign her the integrity or principle she does not have. Principle would have been standing for the Constitution and fighting for Merrick Garland, or at least telling the Presidend you pass on being used as a photo op tonight.
Itis kind of telling that the conservative justice that replaced a great liberal justice gets to swear-in another conservative replacement for another great liberal justice. You just cannot make this up. Pack that Court!!!
The Dems used power politics to keep great nominees off the court (Bork) and to force Republicans to nominate less than desirable justices (Souter, Kennedy, OíConnor). They filibustered really good Circuit nominees.
The Senate has a ton of power, and theyíve been exercising it long before now. Honestly, liberals should appreciate that the Dem-controlled Senate was so powerful and obstructive earlier. They got an extra 30 years of a moderate / socially-left Court. Do you blame Republicans for now responding with power politics of their own?