Amy Coney Barret is Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee 40 days before the 2020 Presidential Election and despite the fact that in 2016 President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland,was refused even a hearing before the Senate because in the words of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” And so the Republican Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, suppressed Merrick Garland’s nomination.
In the coming weeks despite huge unfinished legislative business, the Senate will take up hearings before the election on approving Amy Coney Barret as the next Supreme Court Justice. So here are 5 Peoples’s questions for the applicant:
- First question for Amy Barret – How do you honor Ruth Bader Ginsberg by accepting a nomination to her court seat in such twisted circumstance and given the profound ideological flip which you have previously warned against. Please enlighten us with your judicial wisdom.
- As a Catholic, how do you justify ruling on cases brought to the court by a President whose blatant deceptions and attacks on institutional integrity have increased throughout his term in office. Do you have any concerns that his evidence may be tainted by Trump’s staff or the Attorney General Barr lead Justice Department?
- Next question, do you support the Kentucky Attorney General’s refusal to disclose all the testimony and arguments for no charges against the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor. Is it the case that regarding police misdeeds Black Lives Do Not Matter as much as protecting the police?
- The Citizens United Supreme Court decision has brought ever more moneyed interest into campaign financing with Business and Organizational Executives able to speak without taking into account their employees, suppliers, and shareholder views. When should this be amended and will you support such an amendment if it comes before the Court?
- Presidential Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has made a promise not to lie to the Press Corp. Do you promise to uphold a better standard for examining the arguments made before you without adopting ideological positions?
Readers if you would like to add your questions for Amy Coney Barret just add them to the comments below. Yes, we shall vet them giving precedent to tactful and thoughtful queries.