Sen. Durbin: Dems have no ‘silver bullet’ to prevent Barrett confirmation before Nov. 3

Sen. Durbin: Dems have no ‘silver bullet’ to prevent Barrett confirmation before Nov. 3
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[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.

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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.

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