Her hand has barely lifted from the Bible she was sworn in on at the White House this past Monday. Still, the Democrats are already plotting to impeach Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a way to remove her from the United States Supreme Court.
“Democrats feel disrespected and are threatening acts of retaliation in changing the Senate or the Supreme Court. But the most unhinged was the idea to impeach Amy Coney Barrett after she takes her seat. This option was raised by columnist Norman Ornstein, who wrote that if she ‘immediately votes for voter suppression’ after rising to the Supreme Court, ‘she should quickly be impeached’ because President Trump ‘asked her openly to act to tilt the scales of the election.’
“It evidently does not matter that Barrett denied having such a conversation and that no one has an inkling of how she would vote on election challenges that have not even been filed. Ornstein is building on demands from various senators that Barrett promise to recuse herself from any election dispute. Others have demanded her recusal in pending cases like the challenge to the Affordable Care Act that will be heard next month. After Barrett declined to discuss her views on the environment, still others demanded her recusal from any cases related to climate change.
“The Supreme Court was asked to block an extension of mail voting in Pennsylvania, and one party demanded Barrett to recuse herself from the case. The demand is legally and logically absurd. Justices are largely their own judges on recusal. While Blumenthal demanded in her confirmation hearing that she must recuse herself, doing so would raise countervailing concerns of impropriety and political influence. Democrats were demanding that she remove herself without any reasonable basis for recusal. Now they are trying to muscle her out with a “recuse or be impeached” ultimatum.”
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