Wow it did not take the left very long for the bullies’ on the left to set their sights on Justice Amy Comey Barrett. Yes, the self proclaimed “tolerant” political party pushing women’s, minorities, social justice and gender equality rights.
Well unless you happen to be a white, Catholic and Constitutional textualists judge, then you are EVIL!
While the left was blowing up social media with their threats of future court-packing as retaliation for the GOP pushing through Justice Barrett’s nomination before the election, the White House hosted the swearing-in event.
In the picturesque setting, Justice Clarence Thomas lead her through the Constutuonally required oath of office, in front of an excited group of supporters.
During the confirmation process, Democratic senators questioned Judge Barrett asking if she would recuse herself from any cases dealing with the upcoming elections.
Though not Constitutionally required, she tried to assure them she would carefully evaluate each case and if she deemed it appropriate, would recuse herself of involvement in those specific cases.
With a few election cases already ruled on by the SCOTUS, and more on their way up the system, there are some already some senators considering impeaching the newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice if she does not recuse herself from contentious election cases, based on false claims that President Donald Trump discussed them with her.
Why was this activity leaked, because they are hoping Justice Barrett would be intimidated into recusing herself, even if she might not have without this threat over her head.
How extreme would this be?
Since the Supreme Court first convened in 1790, there have been 112 justices and only one ever has been impeached. In 1804, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Associate Justice Samuel Chase.
George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley wrote in an op-ed in The Hill on Wednesday:
Feeling disrespected, Democrats are threatening acts of retaliation in changing the Supreme Court or the Senate. But the most unhinged was the idea to impeach Amy Coney Barrett after she takes her seat. This option was raised by columnist Norman Ornstein, who wrote that if she “immediately votes for voter suppression” after rising to the Supreme Court, “she should quickly be impeached” because President Trump “asked her openly to act to tilt the scales of the election.”
It does not matter, apparently, that Barrett denied having such a conversation and that no one has an inkling of how she would vote on election challenges that have not even been filed. Ornstein is building on demands from various senators that Barrett promise to recuse herself from any election dispute. Others have demanded her recusal in pending cases like the challenge to the Affordable Care Act, to be heard Nov. 10. After Barrett declined to discuss her personal views on the environment, still others demanded recusal from any climate change-related cases … forever.
The Supreme Court has been asked to block an extension of mail-in balloting in Pennsylvania and, on Tuesday, one party demanded Barrett’s recusal from the case. The recusal demand is legally and logically absurd. Justices are largely their own judges on recusal. While Blumenthal demanded in Barrett’s confirmation hearing that “you must recuse yourself,” doing so would raise countervailing concerns of impropriety and political influence. Democrats were demanding that she remove herself without any cognizable basis for recusal. Now, they’re trying to muscle her out with a “recuse or be impeached” ultimatum.
The rules for recusal focus on the personal and financial interests of judges, not on their judicial views. Judges may have to recuse themselves if they have previously played a role in a case, or if there are serious questions about their impartiality.
The process of impeachment provided for in the Constitution is the same for judges as it would be for the president. It simply requires a majority in the House to impeach, though a two-thirds majority in the Senate to remove.
This shows how crucial winning congress is too.
Even though President Trump won in 2016, the US House, under Speaker Pelosi, was able to impeach, harass and divide our nation with their small majority.
Justice Barrett was only able to get on the court because of the GOP’s small majority in the US Senate.
For a very successful second term of President Trump, he will need both houses in Congress, all four years.