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A Dress Rehearsal for Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS Hearing
« on: September 23, 2019, 01:48:31 pm »
A Dress Rehearsal for Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS Hearing

by Matthew Monforton

September 23rd, 2019

Two years ago, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) hectored Amy Coney Barrett, a Trump nominee for the Seventh Circuit, because “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Feinstein was referring to Barrett’s Catholicism and not too subtly suggesting that Catholic judicial nominees should look for another line of work, not withstanding the Constitution’s admonishment that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

Barrett’s faith, and her composure in the face of Feinstein’s bigoted attacks on that faith, made her a hero for many on the Right and gave us hope that she’ll someday soon become Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee.  But Barrett’s Seventh Circuit confirmation hearings will be a picnic compared to what she’ll face if Trump ever tries to elevate her.

So what kind of encore performance could Barrett expect from a Judiciary Committee consisting of Feinstein, Sheldon we’d-hate-to-have-to-restructure-the-Supreme-Court Whitehouse, Mazie we-Democrats-know-so-much Hirono, Richard Da-Nang-Dick Blumenthal, Cory “Sparticus” Booker, Kamala yes-we-can-grab-your-guns Harris, and Amy clean-my-f——comb! Klobuchar, particularly if the latter three are still running for president?

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Re: A Dress Rehearsal for Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS Hearing
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 03:05:41 pm »
Quote from the article: Some former aides stood by the senator in interviews with the Times, saying that while Klobuchar was a tough boss, she often expressed regret about her behavior. But most, nearly all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity, described incidents of humiliation, impatience and insult while working for Klobuchar.

Sounds like battered spouse syndrome to me.
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