America: a Land of Ceaseless Conflict
When Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was taken aback by the Notre Dame law professor’s Catholic convictions about the right to life.
“Professor,” said Feinstein, “when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”
Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, got a second chance to quiz Barrett during the Supreme Court nomination hearings conducted by Chairman Lindsey Graham.
Believing, after four days, that she and her colleagues had been treated fairly, Feinstein volunteered across the aisle, “This is one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in.”
She gave Graham, a friend and colleague of decades, a brief hug.
To shocked Democrats, however, this was collusion, consorting with the enemy in a time of war.
The abortion-rights lobby NARAL demanded her removal as ranking Democrat. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer indicated that he had taken the Senate’s oldest member to the woodshed.
“I’ve had a long and serious talk with Sen. Feinstein,” said Schumer, “That’s all I’m going to say about it right now.”
Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, called on Feinstein to resign from the Judiciary Committee.
Because the 87-year-old Feinstein complimented a colleague of two decades for a fair hearing, and then hugged him, she is in peril of being purged from her position on the Judiciary Committee by her own party.
Apparently, graciously thanking Republicans is a capital offense in a Democratic caucus, some of whose members endlessly babble on about the need “to work together
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