Amid a White House COVID-19 outbreak that also encompassed members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rushed to reassure supporters that the senate was still on track to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, by election day.
If Barrett’s nomination goes forward, Democrats cannot let a chaotic news cycle detract from the damage the judge could do to women’s rights.
To highlight the absurdity of Barrett’s judicial philosophy, senate democrats should ask Barrett one basic question: can a female judge truly be an originalist?
Barrett subscribes to a judicial philosophy known as originalism – in which judges pledge to interpret the constitution as understood by the framers and the public at the time it was written. Barrett also describes herself as a textualist, meaning that she interprets the