Tuesday brings day two of hearings within the Republican drive to get Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Courtroom earlier than voters can have their say. What to anticipate as Barrett faces precise questions? Time will inform if Sen. Mike Lee’s unmasked presence within the listening to, regardless of having coronavirus, will create a brand new superspreader occasion, however a few issues are assured: Republicans will proceed making an attempt to painting Democrats as attacking Barrett’s faith whereas Democrats don’t speak about Barrett’s faith. Democrats will proceed mentioning that a part of the frenzy to get Barrett on the court docket is to place her in place to strike down the Inexpensive Care Act instantly after the elections. And Barrett will proceed making an attempt to painting herself as a pleasant woman who is just not right here to remove your well being care and pressure ladies into again alleys for abortions—regardless that she completely is.
“Republicans lastly realized the ACA is just too in style to repeal in Congress, so now they’re making an attempt to bypass the desire of voters and have the Supreme Courtroom do their soiled work,” Sen. Kamala Harris said in her opening statement on Monday. She’s proper. However Republicans are additionally making an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade and perhaps finish marriage equality, too. They’re going for many years of anti-worker selections, and for gutting efforts to gradual local weather change. Mainly something Democrats would possibly need to do to enhance folks’s lives? Republicans see in Barrett the prospect to get final veto energy, courtesy of a president who misplaced the favored vote and senators representing much less inhabitants than do the senators they’ll outvote.