Chuck Schumer Suffers Meltdown Over Barrett Confirmation — Calls It ‘One Of The Darkest Days’ In Senate History

OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.

Over the last few weeks, the Senate has carried out what is arguably one of their most important constitutional duties, that of advising and consenting regarding a Supreme Court nominee. This process included in a full Senatorial vote to confirm, resulting in a 52-48 majority vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.

But the Democrats were really upset that they couldn’t constitutionally block the confirmation the way they argued that the Republicans did in 2016. Of course, that situation was also entirely constitutionally appropriate. But the Senate Minority Leader, among many others, was incredibly upset that they didn’t get their way. Apparently, to Senator Schumer, the day of the confirmation would go down in history as one of the country’s “darkest days.” During the senatorial proceedings, he said,

“Today, Monday October 26, 2020, will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate.”

Really, though? One of the darkest days? Silly me, I thought the darkest days in our history might have been things like the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center; the assassinations of John F Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, or Martin Luther King, Jr.; the attack on Pearl Harbor; the Japanese-American internment camps of the 40s; devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires; even things like the 1929 stock market crash or the Space Shuttle Challenger exploding on live TV. You know, things that were truly awful in American history.

But to the Democrats, the completely constitutional confirmation of an incredibly well-qualified and morally upstanding woman to the Supreme Court apparently ranks right up there with all these dark days in American history.

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