Jeremy Dys: Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination won’t be derailed by Democrats’ political theater

Posterboard pictures and a children’s book about the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set the stage for Democrats’ political theater at the Senate Committee on the Judiciary as it launched confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett Monday.

Unsurprisingly, the political Left seemed to read from the same script: whine about the process, take rhetorical shots at President Trump, and, if all else fails, try to disqualify Barrett on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

Such attacks are destined to fail. 
 
For one thing, no one seriously believes that Judge Barrett is the ACA’s grim reaper. Are we really to think that Barrett—a mother to seven children, including one with special needs—is insensitive to the health care needs of normal Americans? In all likelihood, she has spent more time toting her children to doctor’s appointments in her Honda Odyssey than the average judge – or politician.  

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