Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett

Reese Dunlap, Reporter

Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the empty Supreme Court seat that Justice Ginsberg left.

 

On Sept. 26, 2020, President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barret to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court. Amy was the most popular pick for the Conservatives. She is a Conservative and a Christian, which the Democrats dislike. The Democrats do not want her to be confirmed before the 2020 election. The Democrats will try and delay the vote because the Democrats don’t think Trump should get to put another Justice on there, even though the Democrats would do the same.

 

In this case, both parties have a lot to gain and lose. If the Republicans are able to get Barrett confirmed by the Senate before the election, then they would have the Supreme Court 6:3 meaning 6 Republicans-people on their side- and 3 Democrats- people who would oppose them. Even if they can’t get her confirmed before the election, Trump is leading in the polls, so if he wins then he’ll just do it then. The Democrats on the other hand only have the house at the moment. So, when the vote goes to the Senate before the election, she will most likely be confirmed because Republicans control the Senate. If the Democrats are able to delay the vote or stop the confirmation of Barrett, they still have to get through the election.

 

Both sides want to be able to nominate a person for the Supreme Court, because the Supreme Court rules on major decisions for our country. The Justices aren’t supposed to vote with bias but most likely they are going to vote for what their party wants. This is why this is such a huge deal.