Radio Recap – TONIGHT: Senate Set to Confirm Barrett to SCOTUS
The U.S. Senate is set to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to make her Supreme Court Justice Barrett.
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the full Senate vote taking place tonight to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court where she will fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
As we’ve been saying, Senate Republicans have the votes they need to confirm Judge Barrett. Particularly now that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who’s position was somewhat in question, has confirmed she will be voting “Yes” to Judge Barrett’s confirmation.
As Sen. Murkowski stated from the Senate floor:
I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged – on the merits of her qualifications. And we do that when that final question comes before us. And when it does I will be a yes. I have no doubt about her intellect. I have no doubt about Judge Barrett’s judicial temperament. I have no doubt about her capability to do the job and to do it well.
In just hours, we are going to see the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to the U.S. Supreme Court. ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett summarized how the rest of the day is likely to go:
There was debate throughout the night last night, it went through the weekend . . . but if Democrats take all of the time that is allotted to debate today, roughly around 7:30 East coast time, they will take a full vote on the floor of the United States Senate and it sure looks like that final tally is going to be 52 – 48, but one way or another at the end of today there will be a full compliment of nine Justices on the United States Supreme Court and Judge Barrett will be Justice Barrett.
At the top of today’s show, we were joined in studio once again by special guest former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and Senate Candidate Bill Haggerty. As we are only 8 days away from the election, we all agreed that it’s a positive sign that so many people are already getting out there and voting. Ambassador Haggerty agreed that most of the American people want to see Judge Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the Supreme Court, and he believed we will see that happen tonight.
As the Ambassador summed it up:
The people here want to see a constitutionalist judge on the bench. What they don’t want to see is what the Democrats have been threatening and that’s packing the court, putting four more activist, liberal judges that will make the law up. It will make the Supreme Court a super legislative body, unaccountable to voters, with a lifetime appointment. That’s not what we want to see.
The full broadcast is complete with more from Ambassador Bill Haggarty, as well as analysis of tonight’s Senate confirmation vote, and detailed discussion about the impending election just over a week away and the latest polling numbers for both candidates.
Watch the full broadcast below.