Democrats Prepare Last-Ditch Effort To Derail Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

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Senate Democrats are heading into Monday’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett knowing they can’t do much to stop her nomination from moving forward.

So they’re pinning their hopes on using the hearing to persuade the public ― and just enough Republican senators ― that she is the wrong nominee at the wrong time.

It’s an admittedly weak hand. They’re just outnumbered. But if they can come up with ways to delay a vote until after the election on Nov. 3, when Joe Biden may win the presidential election, Republicans will face tremendous pressure to let him fill the seat in 2021. 

Democrats see public pressure as key to their strategy for derailing the process. They plan to grill Barrett, who is currently a conservative U.S. appeals court…



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