Senate Democrats admit they lack the votes and firepower to block President Donald Trump’s third nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Like the hearings of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a disgraceful smear campaign is being waged to discredit Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Political insiders predicted that early shots across Barrett’s bow hold the key to the heightened attacks she’ll face from Democrats and their friends in the fake news media. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein targeted Judge Barrett’s Christian faith during her U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit confirmation. Sen. Feinstein infamously said Barrett’s religious “dogma lives loudly within” her. Good people might consider devotion to Christian principles such as honesty, integrity, fairness, and kindness excellent qualities for a Supreme Court justice — not today’s Democrats or their mouthpieces in the media.
In fact, the Washington Post’s Emma Brown, who reportedly lied in an article to fuel the maliciously false allegations against Justice Kavanaugh was quick to punch Barrett. The so-called “journalist” cherry-picked terms and made innuendo to undermine Judge Barrett’s standing as an accomplished constitutional scholar and judge. Calling Barrett a “handmaid” in the non-Biblical sense, the Post reporter claims she has a “sexist expectation that women defer to men.”
That’s quite a stretch considering Barrett has a law degree, clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, taught law at George Washington University Law School and Notre Dame Law School, before ascending to the bench.
“The word ‘handmaid’ appears dozens of times in the King James Bible. It was good enough for the Virgin Mary,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “But now, because one liberal author put it in the title of an anti-religious novel in the 1980s, the press tries to imply that one of the most brilliant and powerful women in the legal world is anti-woman.”
Scare-tactics are being used that Barrett will likely cast the deciding vote against the last remnants of the Affordable Care Act. The Obama-Biden law caused insurance premiums to skyrocket and forced Americans to pay penalties for not buying useless coverage. Democrats and members of the fake news media claim people with pre-existing conditions would lose coverage if the last bits of the law are struck down. Nothing could be further from the truth. President Donald Trump signed an executive order protecting people with pre-existing knowing Obamacare, thankfully, entered its final days.
Perhaps the final smear will come as Democrats rely on fake news outlets such s CNN to tarnish Barrett’s reputation for honesty. The propaganda arm of the Democratic Party has been hard at work trying to claim the esteemed judge failed to disclose pertinent items before her circuit court hearing. The pro-life Christian once signed on to a right-to-life advertisement and spoke at a college club of likeminded students. Senate disclosure forms do not cover advertisements and informal talks, only legal decisions, published academic and opinion papers, as well as financial matters. Disclosing participation in free speech activities such as these are not necessarily required. However, CNN has already run the splashy headline: “Amy Coney Barrett failed to disclose talks on Roe v. Wade hosted by anti-abortion groups on Senate paperwork.”
The intention to make an honest mother and highly reputable judge look dishonest is both transparent and disgraceful.
Rather than try to slander another judge, perhaps Democrats could just ask the questions Barrett has already candidly answered. She has gone on the record stating that Roe v. Wade is expected to endure. The question ahead of the country is who pays for abortions — taxpayers, or private citizens?
Democrats find themselves in a weak position because, as they say, “elections have consequences.” Trying to stain the reputation of Amy Coney Barrett will only add to those consequences on Election Day.