As much as Democrats detest the confirmation process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett — panning the election year effort as illegitimate, dangerous and rife with hypocrisy— they’ve acknowledged there’s little they can do to stop her lifelong ascension to the Supreme Court.
With Republicans holding the Senate majority and seemingly having the votes to confirm Barrett, Democrats say they don’t have a silver bullet to stop the fast-tracked confirmation schedule that will kick off Monday.
“There’s no procedural move that I’m aware of that allows the minority to slow this process down at all,” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. “And trust me, I’ve asked a lot.
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