Wasserman Schultz Rallies Against SCOTUS Confirmation
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Wasserman Schultz Rallies Against SCOTUS Confirmation

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With President Trump (R) and Republican Senators diagnosed with COVID-19, all eyes are on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Since the announcement that the Senate would be voting on Judge Barrett as soon as possible, Democrats have pushed back, arguing that the Supreme Court confirmation hearing should be delayed until after the 2020 presidential election. Republicans need 51 votes to confirm Judge Barret, but with recent developments of Senators being diagnosed with COVID-19 and a string of new cases that the Supreme Court is set to hear, Democrats argue that those are even more reasons as to why the confirmation hearings should be delayed.

One Florida lawmaker that has voiced her opposition to the confirmation hearing is Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who took to Twitter this morning to argue that “pre-existing health condition protections, consumer, LGBTQ, voting rights and climate change cases are all on the SCOTUS docket.” Moreover, “the American people deserve a say in how they’re decided,” so she urged her followers to “call your senators and demand” that there be no confirmation before the next. Inauguration next year.

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The news comes at a time when former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is polling higher than President Trump in the sunshine state, and the President took to Twitter this morning to voice his own support for reforming healthcare while also noting that he supports protecting pre-existing health conditions.

Since the announcement of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as President Trump’s nominee, Democrats have warned that she would be a dangerous addition to the Supreme Court. Vice President Biden was even questioned at the first presidential debate if he would pack the court with more Supreme Court Justices in response to the addition of Barrett, but he did not respond if he would do so.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.