As my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported earlier, the predictable temper tantrums being thrown by Senate Democrats hit fever pitch as time drew closer for the Senate Judiciary Committee to convene in order to vote Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination out of the committee and on to the Senate floor for a vote.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) got particularly stompy-feet this week as Republicans shut him down every time he attempted a procedural maneuver that would delay proceedings. He voiced his frustrations many times on the Twitter machine, proclaiming without evidence that this was an “illegitimate process” that Democrats would not be a part of:
Democrats are boycotting the illegitimate markup of Judge Barrett’s nomination in Judiciary.
We are not going to have business as usual while the Republicans try to use an illegitimate process to jam through a nominee to rip away health care from millions. https://t.co/fEgIXtGW7n
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 22, 2020
"This process is the most rushed, the most illegitimate, the most hypocritical process of any Supreme Court nominee we have ever, ever seen." -Senator Schumer on Democrats boycotting the Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance Amy Coney Barrett's nomination pic.twitter.com/4odTuUEgW0
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) October 22, 2020
Despite Schumer’s meltdowns and bogus claims of the process being “illegitimate”, Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee proceeded with business, as usual, today, voting to move Judge Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate for a vote, which will be held Monday.
But before that happened, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) got in a sweet little dig at Schumer’s expense during an appearance on “Fox and Friends” this morning, scolding him for acting like a teenager who couldn’t get his way, and advising him to “fill out a hurt feelings report” and move on:
“Let me just say, and I say this with deep confidence, Judge Barrett’s nomination is going to be reported favorably out of the Judiciary Committee today,” Kennedy told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday.
“Without divulging any confidential discussions I’ve had, we’re prepared for every eventuality,” Kennedy said, joking that “we’ve got knives, arrows” in their quiver: “And he (Schumer) does, too,” Kennedy continued.
“And on the one hand, I mean, Senator Schumer is doing his job. On the other hand, and I say this gently as well. Right now, Chuck’s kind of like a teenager. He’s mad at everybody. We’re going to confirm Judge Barrett. And Senator Schumer needs to fill out a hurt feelings report, and let’s move on.”
GOP LA Sen Kennedy on Fox on Schumer/Barrett nomination: Right now Chuck is kind of like a teenager he’s mad at everybody. We’re going to confirm Judge Barrett. Senator Schumer needs to fill out a hurt feelings report and move on.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 22, 2020
Watch the humorous moment from this morning’s “Fox and Friends” episode below, via MRC-TV:
Here’s a copy should they run out of them in Washington, DC. 😉
Do you get hurt feelings on the internet , here is a ‘hurt feelings report’ to use. 😂 pic.twitter.com/In7TFHOySa
— Michael (@outsider73) December 3, 2019
Just to emphasize the point about Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats and “hurt feelings”, here’s what their presser looked like today, with an obviously agitated and out-smarted Schumer leading the charge:
5-year-old me and my friends when my parents tell us that we can’t have ice cream and candy for dinner pic.twitter.com/bHPeBoQi83
— Joseph Chalfant (@JoeChalfant) October 22, 2020
The photo was altered to add the “seriously” sign, but the gist of Schumer’s every remark reflects that message, that Republicans must take them seriously here. It’s really down-right hilarious, especially when one reflects on the desperate and in many cases unprofessional actions Democrats have taken since the September passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to try and thwart Republicans on the issue of confirming a replacement before the November election.
The way to get taken seriously, in my view, is for Senate Democrats to start acting like adults for a change and to show up to do the jobs they were elected to do, regardless of their feelings about the nominee and their obvious disdain for their Republican colleagues who have outsmarted them every way on this. Until then…