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10.09.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Is ‘A Woman Of Extraordinary Achievement’ With ‘A Strong Record Of Commitment To The Rule Of Law’

After Meeting With Judge Barrett, Senators Came Away Impressed By Her 'Stellar Credentials,' 'Unquestionable Knowledge Of The Law,' And 'Commitment To The Constitution,' Finding Her To Be 'An Inspiring Role Model As A Wife, Mother, Scholar And An Accomplished Jurist' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I think [the president] picked the single best person he could have picked anywhere in the country. This is a woman of extraordinary achievement. In her personal life, she's got se… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Democrats Keep Making Judge Barrett’s Religion An Issue

Democrats And The Media Keep Attacking Judge Barrett's Religious Beliefs And Baselessly Suggesting That She Would Rule Based On Her Religion Instead Of The Law SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The ongoing attacks by Senate Democrats and the media on Judge Barrett's faith are a disgrace. They demean the confirmation process, disrespect the Constitution, and insult millions of American believers…. Our coastal elites are so disconnected from their own country that they tre… Continue Reading


10.05.20

Senate Democrats’ Disingenuous Objections To A Hybrid Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Who Once Praised Hybrid Hearings With Virtual Participation Have Now Changed Their Tune, Calling Them Unacceptable, Despite Participating In 21 Of Them Since May Since May, The Senate Judiciary Committee Has Held At Least 21 Hearings With Virtual Participation, 17 Of Which Had Senators Participating Virtually In The First Such Hearing, Sen. Klobuchar Thanked Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham 'For Being Willing To Do A Hybrid Hearing,' And Said … Continue Reading


10.01.20

‘Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has All The Qualities Of A First-Class Supreme Court Justice’

Legal Experts And Law Professors With A Range Of Political Opinions All Praise Judge Amy Coney Barrett For Having The 'Intellectual Chops And Experience For The Job' And Say She 'Will Inspire Several Generations Of Female Lawyers And Academics,' But Some Senate Democrats Won't Even Talk About Her Undeniable Qualifications SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senators who are sitting down with Judge Amy Coney Barrett are meeting an incredibly impressive jurist and hi… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Colleagues Know Her As ‘A Brilliant Lawyer, A Genuine And Good Person’

Those Who Have Worked With Judge Barrett Say She Is 'An Absolutely Brilliant Legal Scholar And Jurist,' Who 'Acts First And Foremost In Accord With The Law,' And Her Students Laud Her As 'The Paragon Of A Professor' Who 'Treats Every Person With Whom She Interacts With The Utmost Respect, Kindness, And Warmth' Liberal Law Professor Noah Feldman, With Whom Judge Barrett Served As A Supreme Court Clerk: Judge 'Barrett Is Highly Qualified,' 'A Brilliant And Conscientious Lawyer Who Will Analy… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Senate Dems Flip-Flop On The Importance Of Meeting A Supreme Court Nominee

Many Senate Democrats Who Said In 2016, 'You Can't Necessarily Make A Judgment About Someone's Demeanor Or Who They Are As A Person Until You Meet Them,' Are Refusing To Meet With Judge Amy Coney Barrett Senate Democrats Who Have Already Announced Their Refusal To Meet With Judge Barrett Said In 2016, 'The Meetings Are An Important Part Of This Process,' 'I Urge All My Colleagues To Meet With [The Nominee]' 2020: [Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)] says he will not meet with Judge Coney Barrett. … Continue Reading


09.27.20

Senate Republicans Praise ‘Brilliant Scholar’ And ‘Model For Decency And Citizenship’ Judge Amy Coney Barrett

'An Ally To The Rule Of Law,' Judge Barrett Is 'One Of The Finest Legal Minds Of Her Generation,' 'An Outstanding Judge And An Even Better Person' Who 'Has Demonstrated Exactly The Independence, Impartiality, And Fidelity To Our Laws And Constitution That Americans Need And Deserve On Their Highest Court' Senate Republican Leaders: 'Judge Amy Coney Barrett Is An Exceptionally Impressive Jurist And An Exceedingly Well-Qualified Nominee,' 'Judge Amy Coney Barrett Joins A Growing, But Still F… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Judge Barrett’s Judiciary Committee Hearings Will Fall Squarely In Line With Precedent

Since 1962, 8 Supreme Court Nominees Have Had Their Judiciary Committee Hearings Begin Within 15 Or Fewer Days From The Announcement Of Their Nomination SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman: "[The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings will begin] October the 12th. That'd be 16 days from nomination…. Monday will be introduction, opening statements, a statement by the nominee. Tuesday and Wednesday will be question days and Thursday we will begin the markup proc… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Will Democrats Continue To Attack Judge Barrett’s Religion?

Top Judiciary Committee Democrat To Judge Amy Coney Barrett: 'Professor… The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You' Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats To Judge Barrett In 2017: 'The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You,' 'You Would Be A Catholic Judge' SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): "Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that, you know, dogma and law are two different things? And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally differ… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: ‘An Exceptionally Impressive Jurist’

'Judge Barrett Is The Complete Package': 'An Exceedingly Well-Qualified Nominee,' And 'Mind-Blowingly Intelligent,' Those Who Know Her Professionally Call Her A 'Thoughtful, Open-Minded Person,' And Have Witnessed Her 'Absolute Dedication To The Rule Of Law' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Trump could not have made a better decision. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the Un… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Autopilot Left-Wing Opposition Prepares To Fill In The Blanks Again

'[Y]ear After Year, Decade After Decade, The Far Left's Playbook Stays Exactly The Same … The Nominee Makes No Difference … The Same Absurd Scare Tactics, Every Single Time' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Trump has stated he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court the day after tomorrow. We do not yet know which legal all-star from his list he will nominate. But strangely enough, we already do know exactly what the far left will start shouting … Continue Reading


09.22.20

Schumer’s Shameless Hypocrisy

SEN. SCHUMER: 'There Is No Reason-No Reason, No Argument, No Logic-To Justify Flipping Your Position 180 Degrees And Calling It Some Kind Of Principle' SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "[T]hey know there is no reason-no reason, no argument, no logic-to justify flipping your position 180 degrees and calling it some kind of principle. It is not. It is utterly craven …" (Sen. Schumer, Remarks, 9/21/2020) SCHUMER TODAY: 'Leader McConnell And The Republican Senate Majority H… Continue Reading


09.21.20

History Is Clear: Senate Control Has Overwhelmingly Determined The Fate Of Election-Year Supreme Court Nominations

LEADER McCONNELL: 'The Historical Precedent Is Overwhelming And It Runs In One Direction' 15 TIMES: In U.S. history, a Supreme Court vacancy arose in a presidential election year and the President nominated someone that year. 8 TIMES: Voters had chosen a Senate majority of the same party as the President. 7 of those 8 nominations were confirmed. The only such nominee who was not confirmed faced bipartisan opposition over serious questions of judicial ethics and personal finances. Apar… Continue Reading


09.19.20

Democrats Were Clear: ‘We Need Nine’

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): 'Every Day That Goes By Without A Ninth Justice Is Another Day The American People's Business Is Not Getting Done' SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member: 'The Court Needs Nine Justices To Function Properly' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "The Supreme Court handles 'the people's business,' as President Reagan put it. Every day that goes by without a ninth justice is another day the American people's business is not getting done." (Sen. Sch… Continue Reading


09.19.20

Get The Facts: What Leader McConnell Actually Said In 2016

Leader McConnell Consistently Explained That A Senate Controlled By The Party Opposite That Of The President Hasn't Filled A Supreme Court Vacancy In A Presidential Election Year For Over A Century February 22, 2016 Very first Senate floor remarks following the death of Justice Scalia: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Of course it's within the president's authority to nominate a successor even in this very rare circumstance - remember that the Senate has not filled a vacancy ari… Continue Reading


07.02.20

In June, A Tale Of Two Chambers

'While The House Has Been Missing In Action On The Longest Spring Break In Human History, The Senate Has Been Conducting The People's Business' A Tale Of Two Chambers:While the House has been largely MIA for months now, the Senate has been taking care of the people's business. pic.twitter.com/Sxt179BvV5 - Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) July 2, 2020 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Sprin… Continue Reading


06.24.20

200 Judges

Since 2017, The Senate Republican Majority Has Confirmed 200 Article III Judges, 'A Generational Remaking Of The Courts' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Once we confirm Judge Wilson today, this Senate will have confirmed 200 of President Trump's nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench. And following number 200, when we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single circuit-court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years. As … Continue Reading


06.20.20

In June, ‘The Action Is In The Senate’

While House Democrats Remained Out Of Town, Senate Republicans Introduced Significant Police Reforms, Passed 'The Most Significant Conservation Legislation Enacted In Nearly Half A Century,' Held Multiple Hearings On The Coronavirus Pandemic, And Confirmed Several Key Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Democrat-led House of Representatives is out of town. They have had time to issue partisan attacks from long distance, but have yet to take up any police reform le… Continue Reading


06.05.20

The Senate’s Busy First Week Of June

This Week, The Senate Passed A Bill Updating The PPP Program, Confirmed The Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery, And Held Seven Hearings On COVID-19 And CARES Oversight, In Sharp Contrast With The House, Which, As Sen. Schumer Says, 'Is Not In Session Now' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]here is plenty of work before the Senate. And unlike the Democratic House of Representatives, which I understand may next appear here in Washington in about a month, the Senate is pres… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Two Productive Weeks In The Senate

While 'House Democrats Are Missing In Action,' The Senate Has Been Carefully At Work, Holding Hearings On The Pandemic, Passing Critical National Security Legislation, And Confirming Important Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate is back in session because we have important work to do for the nation. Critical posts throughout the federal government -- from public health to national security and beyond -- remain vacant. Qualified nominees who have been held u… Continue Reading

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