Following Saturday’s vote by the Senate to limit debate to consider Judge Amy Co...

Following Saturday’s vote by the Senate to limit debate to consider Judge Amy Co…

Following Saturday’s vote by the Senate to limit debate to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, both the Majority and Minority leaders spoke on the state of the Senate, offering contrasting views of the decision to confirm a judicial nominee in an election year.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, “We’ve made an important contribution to the future of this country. A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. They won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come.” He added, “The Senate is doing the right thing. We’re moving this nomination forward.”

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “Confirming a lifetime appointment this late into a presidential election season is outrageous. It is even more galling, of course, because nearly every Republican in this chamber, led by the Majority Leader, four years ago refused to even consider the Supreme Court nomination of a democratic president on the grounds – the principle – that we should wait until after the election.”

The Senate continues debate on Judge Barrett’s nomination and will likely vote tonight sometime after 7:20pm ET, when the 30-hours of debate has passed.

Watch live through the link in our bio.

Following Saturday’s vote by the Senate to limit debate to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, both the Majority and Minority leaders spoke on the state of the Senate, offering contrasting views of the decision to confirm a judicial nominee in an election year.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, “We’ve made an important contribution to the future of this country. A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. They won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come.” He added, “The Senate is doing the right thing. We’re moving this nomination forward.”

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “Confirming a lifetime appointment this late into a presidential election season is outrageous. It is even more galling, of course, because nearly every Republican in this chamber, led by the Majority Leader, four years ago refused to even consider the Supreme Court nomination of a democratic president on the grounds – the principle – that we should wait until after the election.”

The Senate continues debate on Judge Barrett’s nomination and will likely vote tonight sometime after 7:20pm ET, when the 30-hours of debate has passed.

Watch live through the link in our bio.

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  1. It is the duty of currently elected office holders to act in a timely way to fill the Court vacancy with a well qualified jurist and they could hardly have a better candidate than Ms. Barrett. it is not the job of the elected representatives to hesitate and attempt to second guess the future will of the electorate for purely partisan reasons.

  2. I agree with #senatorschumer “it is a glaring hypocrisy” …glad i voted #bidenharris

  3. Get over it!!! Obama, Biden AND Hillary have all been quoted ON CAMERA saying the seat is to be filled by the CURRENT president when there is an opening. He’s still president for 8 more days whether you like it or not. The Democrats are ridiculous. ANYTHING to avoid Republican majority. A bunch of grown ass toddlers.

  4. this entire expedited process is illegitimate & if we must consider the Supreme Court illegitimate as an institution moving forward if they do this, then that’s what we do .

  5. A vote for Amy is a vote for our constitutional republic 💯💯💯🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  6. We won’t forget and there is plenty we can do. 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🗳

  7. It’s somewhat refreshing and also frightening to hear McConnell basically admit he’s doing this because he knows the republicans will lose their majority and the White House come January. You can almost hear the hopeless desperation in his voice.

  8. One of the most disgusting moments in American history.

  9. Goodbye healthcare coverage. We are f*cked, May God have mercy on our finances.

  10. CHUCK SCHUMER THE REPUBLICANS WON THE ELECTION. 🙄. YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE ANYMORE…AND YOU WON’T BE AGAIN. #TRUMP2020

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