Sen. Booker on why the Dems haven’t stopped Barrett

Sen. Booker on why the Dems haven’t stopped Barrett
Cory Booker (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

[Ed. – A wild guess: Is it because they can’t? Because Republicans have enough votes to make it happen?]

The night after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Democrats gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court, repeating the rallying call “No confirmation until inauguration!” That had zero effect on Senate Republicans, who pledged their support for Donald Trump’s choice even before the president announced it would be Amy Coney Barrett.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is among those struggling with what to do. As a senator very much connected to the younger, more activist wing of the Democratic Party, he wanted to push back. As a member of the Judiciary Committee and an institutionalist, his instinct was to take part in the confirmation hearings rather than staging a stunt protest.

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I believe in the ideals of not being complicit in injustice. … I think this was a very important moment to have a unified group of Democratic senators on the committee. …

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