The precedent was not, “A Supreme Court justice shouldn’t be appointed in the last year of a president’s term.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg, will almost certainly be confirmed.
But did Democrats — and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in particular — really need to give in so easily?.
Feinstein, California’s senior senator and the highest-ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, questioned Barrett on abortion access, the Affordable Care Act and gun control during this week’s Senate hearings.
She just saves it for the real threats to our democracy — like, say, 11-year-old climate activists.
The contrast between the Feinstein of the Barrett hearings and the Feinstein of the Sunrise Movement encounter is jarring.
The contrast makes it clear that Feinstein prioritizes an outdated model of bipartisanship over engaging a passionate, young, left-leaning voter base. »