Amy Coney Barrett is a finalist for the next Supreme Court nominee. If Trump choses her, this will be extremely dangerous for Democrats. She is a devout catholic and is very conservative. If liberals attack her, they will be attacking a very accomplished female attorney. The last time Diane Feinstein tried this she was hammered for attacking Barrett on religious grounds. It is going to be difficult, if not impossible, for liberals to say that a devout catholic is not eligible to be on the Supreme Court. Yet they are terrified of Barrett because she is overtly pro-life.
I believe that if Trump nominates her, she will be confirmed. I also believe that liberals will destroy themselves in a failing attempt to stop her. I still remember when Clarence Thomas was under assault. I was talking with a black attorney and he made an interesting observation. He said he did not like Clarence Thomas at all, but when Thomas pushed back and said the following: “This is a circus. It is a national disgrace. It is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way design to think for themselves and it is a message that unless you knowtow to an old order you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree” that was like a punch in the gut. He understood exactly how Thomas felt.
Watch naïve Democrats try to trap Barrett with regard to Stare Decisis. They would be wise to do some research before attempting that, because Barrett actually wrote the book on the subject which was published by the Notre Dame Law review last July.
The bottom line is that Democrats will howl and scream and Amy Coney Barratt will still be confirmed. Democratic senators who cannot resist putting on their traditional grandstanding display will only provide Republicans with wonderful campaign material for the 2018 midterm elections. In the final blow to Democrats, there are numerous reports that John McCain will resign from the Senate this Wednesday, July 4, 2018 so that the Republican Governor can appoint his replacement. Even though McCain hates Trump, he will not risk letting Democrats put another liberal on the Supreme Court.
It will be a long hot summer, but when the smoke from the California fires finally subsides, Amy Coney Barratt will likely be seated on the U.S. Supreme Court.