Gillibrand: Republicans rushing court choice

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand speaks at Jefferson Community College in Watertown over the summer. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on Tuesday said she expects Senate Republicans to force through the nomination process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

She also said those opposed to the nomination should be as vocal as possible in order to let Senate Republicans know their views.

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As if the Democrats wouldn't do the same thing if the situation was reversed. Gillibrand must really think we are stupid. One thing is for sure, never stupid enough to vote for her.

hermit thrush

trust me, as a democrat, i can tell you that democrats would not do the same thing. democrats are too timid and too afraid of being accused of hypocrisy.


You’re joking, right? The democrats would do it in a minute.. Looks like a 6-3 court or 5-4 when Roberts drifts off, at least for the next 30-40 years...

hermit thrush

democrats have more respect for process and greater fear of voter backlash than republicans are capable of conceiving.


I am SHOCKED that Gillibrand would think this nomination is rushed, lol. I'm sure that she would say the same thing if a liberal judge from the 9th Circuit was before the committee! C'mon now. This is about worldview and power, not "fairness" and " consistency". Go ACB!

hermit thrush

if the shoe was on the other foot, democrats would have too much respect for the existing norms and for their own previous statements to push the nomination through like this. four years ago republicans swore up and down that exactly what they are doing now is horrible and they would never do it themselves. the fact that you are openly cheering on that kind of lying is really something.

hermit thrush

here is ted cruz (

Cruz issued a statement in March 2016, saying, "I proudly stand with my Republican colleagues in our shared belief—our advice and consent—that we should not vote on any nominee until the next president is sworn into office."

"The People will decide. I commend Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley for holding the line and ensuring that We the People get to exercise our authority to decide the direction of the Supreme Court and the Bill of Rights," he continued.

now cruz is all for acb. as is pb. pb strongly identifies as an evangelical yet embraces incredible lies like that.

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