Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick."
Jon Queally, staff writer
U.S. President Donald Trump, newly sworn-in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett and her husband Jesse Barrett look on during a ceremonial swearing-in on the South Lawn of the White House October 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Senate confirmed Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court today by a vote of 52-48. (Photo:  Alex Wong/Getty Images)
"Republicans do this because they don't believe Dems have the stones to play...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Supporters of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and pro-choice advocates gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court before the Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)
Critics warn that she "will only embolden the court's most conservative judges...


They did it. Shredding the norms of democracy and decency, the GOP rammed through Amy Coney Barrett, the woman walking through the doors RBG opened so she can slam them behind her. On a dark day, people grieved, vowed voters' vengeance, raged at a venal GOP and "morally hideous" Barrett willing to join their illicit power grab, prayed she'd be forever tainted by shame and the stink of bias. They also hoped she'd remain haunted by RBG, towering above her.