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Notes on the SCotUS hearings for Amy Coney Barrett

At this point the only reason to keep holding hearings for Barrett is so the GOP can gloat in public about how awful she is.

Example A: Barrett won’t say the president can’t delay elections, which, FYI, he can’t, that’s a Congressional thing.

Example B: Dogwhistling her homophobia by using “sexual preference” instead of “sexual orientation.” Anti-LGBTQ activists use “sexual preference” instead of “sexual orientation” because “preference” implies it’s a choice, not how you’re born.

(Featured image: Trump nominates Barrett for SCotUS, 9/26/20, official White House photo by Shealah Craighead, link.)