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December 4, 2022 3:24pm EST
John Fetterman’s top aide called for Dems to brand Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS nomination ‘illegitimate’
Fetterman's incoming chief of staff Adam Jentleson called for ending filibuster, packing court
By Jessica Chasmar | Fox News

Sen.-elect John Fetterman's, D-Pa., incoming chief of staff vehemently pushed for Democrats to brand Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination as "illegitimate" in order to pave the way for eventually eliminating the filibuster and packing more seats on the court.

Adam Jentleson – who previously worked in top roles for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and for multiple liberal organizations – penned an op-ed for the New York Times in September 2020, days after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, arguing that while Democrats did not have the power to block a nomination by then-President Donald Trump, they could take certain measures to delay and delegitimize it.

"There are steps Democrats can take to apply maximum pressure, brand the process as the illegitimate farce it is and lay the groundwork for desperately needed reform that can reverse the damage early in 2021 if Democrats win in November," he wrote.

Those steps, Jentleson argued, included boycotting the confirmation hearings and "systematically denying" unanimous consent agreements, which would bring the business of the Senate to a halt.

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