Democrats in the Senate have folded and have admitted defeat. As much as they hate Judge Amy Coney Barrett they realize they have lost.
“There’s no procedural move that I’m aware of that allows the minority to slow this process down at all,” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. “And trust me, I’ve asked a lot.
“That’s one of the things that I think the general public doesn’t quite appreciate is that as long as the [GOP] majority is willing to change the rules and is willing to insist on moving ahead when it is demonstrably unsafe, unwise and unprecedented to do so, there’s nothing the [Democratic] minority can do to stop them.”
Coons admitted that the only way to stop Republicans is to get two more Senators to join Senator Murkowski and Collins. Even if Romeny joins them Vice President Pence can break the tie.
“We need two more to join them in their … recognition that fair is fair,” Coons said Wednesday. “I am not optimistic that will happen.”
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) also admitted they are helpless.
“We can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most, but we can’t stop the outcome,” Durbin told ABC’s “This Week” on Sept. 27. He said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is “hell-bent on getting this done before the election.”
Democrats are even considering not participating in the hearings. Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government at American University said Democrat’s may not even participate.
“As a Democratic senator, I might say: ‘If I participate in these hearings, will I be legitimizing it? Will I be exposing myself and possibly others to the virus?'” Edelson told Fox News.
One Democrat aid reiterated that they have given up.
“At the end of the day, elections do matter and there’s 53 Republican senators and 51 of them are on record saying they want this confirmation to move forward,” the aide told Fox News. “And so there’s very little the minority can do in that situation when the filibuster no longer applies.”