Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said that she wouldn’t mind being “a queen” when talking to Judge Amy Coney Barrett during the second day of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on appointing her to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Klobuchar joked with Judge Barrett that she would like to be “a queen,” referencing a past statement from Barrett that she does not want to be one. Klobuchar brought it up when discussing the immense impact that the Supreme Court has on people’s lives.
“But we also know that this is the highest court in the land, that the decisions of this court have real impact on people. And I appreciate it, Judge, that you said you didn’t want to be a queen,” said the senator.
“I actually wouldn’t mind being a queen around here, the truth be known,” she continued, followed by chuckles from Barrett and Klobuchar herself. “I wouldn’t mind doing it—kind of a benevolent queen and making decisions so we can get things done.”
Sen. Klobuchar came after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who, for the most part, utilized his time to speak at length on various subjects with some questions for Judge Barrett about her personal life at the end.
“We should be doing something else right now,” the Minnesota Democrat also said, wanting to “reset” the hearing at the beginning of her allotted segment. “We should be passing coronavirus relief, like the House just did.” This is in reference to ongoing negotiations in Congress to pass a second coronavirus economic stimulus package.
The senator also went after the decision by President Donald Trump and the Senate Republicans’ push to appoint Barrett so soon before the presidential election, calling the hearings “a sham.”
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Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway
With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.
“Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.
Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”
The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.
Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.
One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”
The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”
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