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    Senate about to go into closed session - a very rare event.



    Manu Raju
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    Senate about to go into closed session - a very rare event - as Democrats protest the Barrett nomination, per sources. The chamber is full right now with most senators in their seats. GOP can vote to get out of closed session, which is certain to happen.



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    Schumer just moved to force a closed session in order to have a “candid conversation” about the push to confirm the nomination. Sen. John Kennedy, the presiding officer, ordered all galleries cleared, including where us reporters were seated.

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    Senate about to go into closed session - a very rare event - as Democrats protest the Barrett nomination, per sources. The chamber is full right now with most senators in their seats. GOP can vote to get out of closed session, which is certain to happen.

    Manu Raju
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    Schumer just moved to force a closed session in order to have a “candid conversation” about the push to confirm the nomination. Sen. John Kennedy, the presiding officer, ordered all galleries cleared, including where us reporters were seated.
    10:00 AM · Oct 23, 2020

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    The cowards don't want the press reporting on their threats.

    Delphinus (8,624 posts)

    1. Curious.

    Can someone give insight into this?
    Statistical (18,808 posts)

    5. Likely he is going to try to appeal to them to table the nomination or risk consequences.

    Still I am imagining the closed session is to have a candid talk about what this confirmation will mean in terms of consequences. Having it away from the press allows a more honest conversation without the need for soundbites.

    To be clear I don't think it has a chance because the Republicans only care about party not country. Any that don't have either died or left office. They will take the guaranteed win today over the possible loss in the future. Still it won't hurt to try.
    Right. Isn't it convenient the way to care about the country is to do as the Democrats demand?

    Thomas Hurt (8,113 posts)

    3. What? he is going to point out the hypocrisy of the GOP, as if they care...

    honesty and morality do not play into this for the GOP.
    Statistical (18,808 posts)

    4. Yeah it likely won't work but why not try.

    If nothing else the GOP senators shouldn't be surprised when the senate votes to expand the court next year.
    mopinko (56,959 posts)

    9. he's gonna lay out what life in the minority is gonna be like.
    onetexan (7,434 posts)

    22. Oh darn...can't wait to hear all about what was said. Hope he threatens them how Dems will expand

    the courts & make no compromises, as Moscow Mitch has done the past 4 years.
    Buckeyeblue (2,859 posts)

    25. Maybe he's got dirt on someone?

    It's let's make a deal time. Maybe he has a message from Biden? Or maybe they've got 3 Republicans willing to vote no right now.
    Sherman A1 (31,910 posts)

    32. Interesting

    we will see if this has any affect on the republicans.
    bucolic_frolic (20,462 posts)

    34. Rethugs can feel the ground shifting so they decided to listen

    and Crazy Head is not qualified!
    Initech (83,759 posts)

    40. They are determined to put Barrett on the court whether we like it or not.

    Fucking assholes. Oh wait yea, fucking assholes.
    That's quite the entitlement mentality. What would Democrats be doing if it was a Democrat President and a Democrat Senate and the Republicans didn't like who the Democrat nominated?

    Think they'd pull the nomination or wait until later? But they expect and demand Republicans do it.

    world wide wally (18,738 posts)

    43. In other words, back off on this appointment or

    Go through with it and suffer voter backlash and an expanded SC.
    Your choice
    bucolic_frolic (20,462 posts)

    45. They are discussing something they don't want the public to know

    I have no idea. I think it's a hash out of a severely underqualified nominee who has not been scrutinized enough. They wouldn't put an Antifa member, if Antifa were an actual organization, so why put a radical of the opposite spectrum? Puritan fire-breathing looney.
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    52. These cowards and enablers of the mango Mussolini need to hear the straight message ....

    ....from the Democratic congressmen and women......you stuff this religious fruit cake on the bench of the SCOPTUS for the rest of her life and most of ours...then be prepared to see the SCOPTUS increased in size to balance her radical and incompetent destruction to our nation and our laws.

    These cowards need to hear the message loud and clear....THEY are going to bring this down on their heads....THEMSELVES. Fuck this whole "fear idea" being pushed by these thugs and cowards. Moscow Mitch refused to allow the judicial nominations during President Obama's term, and rammed through ALL reich wing, MANY INCOMPETENT judges during the Asshole's reign. Talk about "packing the courts".....the goPutin party is guilty to the eyeballs with packing the courts....the fucking hypocrites!
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    It was a 20 minute nothingburger stunt that tried and failed to delay ACB's confirmation.
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    Guess what DUmmies? You lost. Say it with me... We lost. Look on the bright side though, Chief Justice Roberts is supposed to be one of ours, but he really belongs to you. You should love him.
    It’s not a civil war until both sides show up.
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    Guess what DUmmies? You lost. Say it with me... We lost. Look on the bright side though, Chief Justice Roberts is supposed to be one of ours, but he really belongs to you. You should love him.
    John Roberts has been an immense disappointment, possibly he's compromised in some way, maybe the Democrat FBI have blackmail material on him, who knows.

    It's very important to get Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed and seated on the USSC before Election Day, her vote cancels Roberts vote, he can continue to vote with the Leftists and it won't matter as long as ACB and all the other Conservative Justices stick together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotte96 View Post
    John Roberts has been an immense disappointment, possibly he's compromised in some way, maybe the Democrat FBI have blackmail material on him, who knows.

    It's very important to get Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed and seated on the USSC before Election Day, her vote cancels Roberts vote, he can continue to vote with the Leftists and it won't matter as long as ACB and all the other Conservative Justices stick together.
    He totally sold us out on The Affordable Health Care Act. We had great insurance plans that were expensive for the company, and for the employee. Those options are no longer available to us. We’re all on high deductible plans now. Thanks, Obama! Left tards at work talk about how great it is that they lost everything because it “helped” somebody. Suckers!
    It’s not a civil war until both sides show up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecate View Post
    He totally sold us out on The Affordable Health Care Act. We had great insurance plans that were expensive for the company, and for the employee. Those options are no longer available to us. We’re all on high deductible plans now. Thanks, Obama! Left tards at work talk about how great it is that they lost everything because it “helped” somebody. Suckers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecate View Post
    Guess what DUmmies? You lost. Say it with me... We lost. Look on the bright side though, Chief Justice Roberts is supposed to be one of ours, but he really belongs to you. You should love him.
    Should have seen this coming when he voted with the left on the Kelo decision cheating a bunch of property owners out of their property to a private developer. And a reason why a Trump re-election is so important is because Thomas, Breyer, and Alito aren't getting any younger(they're all 70 and over) and for sure Breyer is going to be retiring at some point at 82. If Biden wins then there's the possibility of 8 years of a Democrat meaning Breyer, Thomas, Alito, and Roberts will be gone and 4 leftist judges taking their place(Breyer is a liberal already) giving the left a 6-3 advantage, more if they follow through with their threat to pack the court. We will cease being a Republic if that happens.
    Leftism is a bottomless pit of absurdity.
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    Remember dummies from the mouth of your hero, the chocolate jeezus "elections have consequences".

    And "to the victor go the spoils"

    Remember you are the LOSERS!!
    I love the sound of liberal heads exploding in the morning!!

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