[Ed. – Honestly, it looks to me as if they may not need one. Lindsey Graham is shooting for a committee vote on 22 October, according to his Fox interview on Sunday. Durbin implies the Democrats might be able to delay that for a few days. If they push it to the following week (the 22nd is Thursday), McConnell has only a few days to hold the full Senate vote. 3 November is the week after that. Seems like cutting it unnecessarily close.]
During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Durbin confirmed an ABC News report that Democrats are without a “silver bullet” for stopping Barrett’s confirmation before the Nov. 3 election.
“That’s true,” Durbin told host George Stephanopoulos.
Democratic strategists ― including Adam Jentleson, who served as deputy chief of staff for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ― have outlined ways they believe Democrats could derail Barrett’s confirmation.
But Durbin said Sunday that such plans could only temporarily stall the process.
“We can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours ― maybe days at the most ― but we can’t stop the outcome,” Durbin said.