10/27/2020—I don’t know. I guess it depends on how Justice
Barrett votes. Of course she will vote to overrule Roe. How about the minimum
Don’t the Republicans see the damage they have done in their
lust to control the Supreme Court? They said in 2016, Let the American people decide. But in 2020, they feared the American people.
If Donald is reelected and the Republicans are returned to power
in the Senate, she could have been nominated and confirmed in a normal way. She
would have been a legitimate Justice. Now she is just another ambitious politician.
I wonder if Amy Barrett even considered asking Mitch McConnell
and Donald Trump to wait—to have some faith in the American people? How will
she feel if next week the American people show they don’t want the people who
put her there?
She cannot believe what she says—that her policy preferences
do not matter. Her approach to interpreting the Constitution is a policy
preference as far as she has ever said.
I tweeted that the saddest thing about this is that the perpetrators will call themselves innocent if the American people destroy judicial review in self-defense.