In a speech on the Senate floor on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared that the Republican majority is steering the Senate into “one of the lowest moments” in the institution’s history.
“The Republican majority is steering the Senate towards one of the lowest moments in its long history,” Schumer claimed. “The Republican majority is on the precipice of making a colossal and historic mistake, and the damage it does to this chamber will be irrevocable.
“The Republican majority is rushing to confirm a justice for a Republican president one week before Election Day,” he continued, referring to the confirmation Monday of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. “Consistency? Afraid not. You don’t have the right to argue consistency when you’re doing what you’re doing now.
“In the process, the majority has trampled over norms, rules, standards, honor, values, any of them that could possibly stand in its monomaniacal pursuit to put someone on the court who will take away the rights of so many Americans,” Schumer blathered. By “take away rights,” Schumer means Barrett will not be the kind of Progressive activist he wants to have the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s seat.
In fact, no norms, rules, standards, etc. have been violated. Schumer and the Democrats are just enraged because they can’t stop the appointment of Trump’s choice to the Supreme Court. If the shoe were on the other foot, Democrats would not hesitate to do exactly what Trump and the GOP are doing.