Shapiro Schools AOC After Her Barrett Outburst
Amy Coney Barrett has finally been appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Most Americans are happy that she was appointed, and are moving on with our lives. But Liberals/Dems are throwing fits because once again they didn't get their way. Progressive Dem AOC is no different. She hopped on Twitter to express her outrage and plan to of course pack the court in retaliation for Barrett's appointment. But she attracted the attention of Ben Shapiro, who went out of his way to educate the socialist Dem.
AOC's response to Barrett's appointment on Twitter:
"Expand the court."
"Republicans do this because they don’t believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they’ve been correct. But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn’t. There is a legal process for expansion."
Shapiro saw this and felt compelled to correct the triggered Dem.
"The funniest part about this tweet is that Democrats were first to destroy judicial candidates for mere interpretational disagreement, the first to use the filibuster against judges, and the first to nuke the filibuster against judges...but she thinks the Republicans started it."
Shapiro is right the Dems did this to themselves. Dems made it so you don't need as many votes to appoint a Federal judge and now they are paying for it.
"...In 2013, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) forever changed the landscape of the Senate by invoking the so-called "nuclear option" to lower the vote-threshold required to approve federal judges. Democrats did this in retaliation against Senate Republicans — who at the time were in the minority in the Senate — for taking a play from the Democratic playbook and using the filibuster to block many of then-President Barack Obama's executive nominees.
Previously, judges and executive nominees needed three-fifths approval, or 60 votes in the Senate, to end debate on their confirmation. But because Democrats changed the rules, only a simple majority, or 51 votes, is required to end debate on confirmation."
But AOC is not interested in facts. The truth is not going to get her base riled up against conservatives. So instead she claims Dems have not been bold enough to play hardball like the GOP, when in fact, they have been shortsightedly changing the rules whenever they see fit. Now we get to see if AOC has "the stones" to argue with Shapiro this time around.