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Schumer: 'A Virtual (Confirmation) Hearing
Is Virtually No Hearing at All'

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Posted By: Imright, 10/5/2020 10:09:35 AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday accused Republican leader Mitch McConnell of "jamming through the hearings on Amy Coney Barrett, even though three senators have COVID, even though he has said it’s not safe for the Senate to meet in session, but it’s OK to have the hearings."McConnell tweeted on Saturday: "Senate floor proceedings will be postponed until October 19th. The @SenJudiciary confirmation hearings for Judge Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court will convene on October 12th as scheduled by Chairman Graham."In an accompanying statement, McConnell said the Senate’s floor schedule “will not interrupt the thorough, fair, and historically supported confirmation process

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 10/5/2020 10:10:35 AM (No. 562551)
There's no drama... that's what Schumah doesn't like. TOO BAD!!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: rikkitikki 10/5/2020 10:22:14 AM (No. 562558)
Very odd...Schumer has not made the same comments regarding Biden's entire 'virtual' campaign. And which decision is more important...next Justice for SCOTUS, or next POTUS? He's just made because a virtual hearing offers minimal opportunity for the hystrionic theatrics of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kate318 10/5/2020 10:25:29 AM (No. 562562)
Ooo...good one, Chuck! Another bumpersticker one-liner, written by Rob Reiner. Devastating!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 10/5/2020 10:30:29 AM (No. 562568)
Ok, Chuckie! You asked for it! No confirmation hearing, let's just go straight to a floor vote!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MSUDoc 10/5/2020 10:32:18 AM (No. 562571)
Then not “in-person” voting is really not voting at all.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 10/5/2020 10:32:36 AM (No. 562572)
OK, so have no hearing at all.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: reefdiver 10/5/2020 10:36:05 AM (No. 562578)
Stop the BS, vote to confirm now!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 10/5/2020 10:36:49 AM (No. 562580)
Chuck, you really should boycott, and refuse to attend the travesty of denying you your usual bully pulpit.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/5/2020 10:38:04 AM (No. 562587)
You had a virtual hearing with Comey just the other day, and it's been done 20 other times since May. Plus, ACB was just subject to Senate confirmation 3 years ago.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mizzmac 10/5/2020 10:40:18 AM (No. 562591)
Did you hear that, Mitch? Skip the hearings. They're meaningless. Just vote.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: czechlist 10/5/2020 10:44:24 AM (No. 562597)
Schedule the vote , Turtle. Currentlg we know the outcome but if you delay the criminsl dims will find a way to undermine it. How many Republicans Senators may suddenly get Covid?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: emsemt66 10/5/2020 10:51:50 AM (No. 562605)
Virtual school is no school at all.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: clayusmcret 10/5/2020 10:56:10 AM (No. 562610)
No hearing at all works, too. The democrats have already said they will NOT vote for Barrett. So skip any pretense of hearings and go straight to the vote in the open senate.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: HotRod 10/5/2020 11:12:36 AM (No. 562643)
Schumer whimsically calls them ''hearings.'' They are nothing but a media circus, staffed by democrat clowns. Schumer should paint his nose red, get some clown shoes and a wig, and demonstrate his true self!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird 10/5/2020 11:13:38 AM (No. 562646)
That is silly. My husband takes part in large virtual meetings where numerous participants are seen and heard by all participants.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: IowaDad 10/5/2020 11:19:29 AM (No. 562653)
Excellent news! Just git 'er done!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 10/5/2020 11:20:15 AM (No. 562655)
They just had hearings for her in 2017. All they need to ask her about is her record between then and now.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: anniebc 10/5/2020 12:36:37 PM (No. 562720)
You don't need no stinking' hearing. Call the vote, and shut Schumer up.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 10/5/2020 1:35:29 PM (No. 562772)
Chuck Schumer is a liar. A professional politician in office for way too many years, he knows he does not have the votes in the Senate to stop the appointment of Justice Barrett, so now he has turned to ranting. He is flailing about, shouting nonsensical reasons why the confirmation should not proceed. Check, we KNOW why you don't want this to happen. You want a liberal majority in SCOTUS. You will not get it. If anything, Trump will increase the number of conservatives on the Supreme Court. And the Democrat Party is actually on its last legs here-they have to resort to nominating BIDEN? If that isn't scraping the bottom of the barrel I don't know what is.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Winstonian 10/5/2020 1:38:00 PM (No. 562774)
Chuck’s fax machine must be broken and that’s why he can’t participate.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: snapper451 10/5/2020 2:27:36 PM (No. 562805)
Supreme Court arguments have been done virtually since March. Is Chuck U telling us that all of those efforts were for naught and must be thrown out? Methinks not! Chuck's tears could solve the drought in the NE and SW this year.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/5/2020 2:35:16 PM (No. 562810)
No hearing at all would be perfect.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 10/5/2020 3:20:30 PM (No. 562862)
But....we keep being told that...... virtual schools are great. virtual work is the most effective way to work. virtual doc visits are wonderful. virtual voting -- by mail - is perfectly safe. virtual theater-going is the newest thing. virtual swearing into the Air Force was done with a niece, supposed to be good. you had Liar Comey testily virtually, and no complaints.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 10/5/2020 6:28:34 PM (No. 563000)
Confirmation hearings are all about senators with presidential aspirations preening for the cameras. I can understand Chuckle's dismay.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Heraclitus 10/5/2020 7:24:26 PM (No. 563040)
Half of them are refusing to even meet Amy Barrett. They've shown their disrespect. They deserve no special, or even ordinary, consideration. Just to the important and necessary thing. Confirm Amy Coney Barrett! When trying to boil down what the Dem character is, it is simply this: a craven lust for power over other people, to dominate and control, to get rid of liberty and put the person into bondage to the State. Next time Schumer is speaking, turn off the volume (that is, if you don't already. I can not listen to him). Look at how his mouth twists into a crooked sneer. Look at Pelosi. The same thing. In fact, all of them. It's the ugliness within coming to the surface. Lindsay: if it's the last service you do for us in the Senate: get her confirmed without fail, without delay. You KNOW they would never be solicitous to the Republicans. Now do the right thing and get her confirmed.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Petronius 10/5/2020 7:39:03 PM (No. 563056)
Schumer is a virtual politician.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/6/2020 1:28:22 AM (No. 563283)
I don't know who is worse: Chuckie or Nasty Nancy. All they want to do is change the rules to benefit themselves. I am blaming anybody who voted for these two over and over and over.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: judy 10/6/2020 6:10:45 AM (No. 563339)
It didn’t appear to bother Chuck during the riots & week long Ginsberg funerals.
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