An Unhinged Speaker Pelosi: Justice Barrett is an 'Illegitimate Supreme Court Justice'

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Posted: Nov 03, 2020 12:30 PM
An Unhinged Speaker Pelosi: Justice Barrett is an 'Illegitimate Supreme Court Justice'

Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

As voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spent the morning undermining a fundamental institution of the federal government. The California lawmaker and Democrats’ “master legislator” said that the newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is “illegitimate.” 

Justice Barrett was evaluated by the Senate Judiciary Committee and confirmed by the full Senate last week. Her confirmation is representative of the Senate’s constitutional duty to advise and consent on judicial nominees, and fill vacancies on both the federal bench and Supreme Court. 

Justice Barrett’s confirmation is not illegitimate, and Speaker Pelosi knows this; her rhetoric undermines the institution of the Supreme Court.