Patheos: The real problem with Amy Coney Barrett


There are so many discourses surrounding the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court right now that it can be hard to settle on just one to discuss at a time. But I do think it’s time wading through some of them.

First, there’s the fact that Republicans refused to even consider Barack Obama’s nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat in 2016, arguing that “the people” deserved to have a say, and that that meant waiting until after the (still nine months distant) election. Here, one month out from an election, Republicans have completely changed their tune. There are moments like this when it’s hard to access any emotion besides rage.

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