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Opinion | The Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings have finally broken Congress. By @MichaelGordonUS.

10/18/2020 4:29:00 PM

Opinion | The Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings have finally broken Congress. By MichaelGordonUS.

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Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesBy shoving through the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Republicans are once and for all killing the old norms in Congress.But this moment is only shattering the illusion of civility, which has been waning for years.

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Democrats have finally recognized this. They should seize the moment to get rid of the legislative filibuster and even add seats to the Supreme Court.Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon.

This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation is all but assured. The Senate Republicans plan to ram through her nomination on the eve of the election. But this choice, in stark contrast to the supposed "

, will be the final straw that breaks the illusion that there is any civility left in Washington.To confirm or not to confirmAt this point, it's nearly impossible to imagine the vote on Barrett getting delayed until after the election. Senate Democrats need four Republicans to delay, and

only two have stepped forward. A possible silver lining is that confirming Barrett right before the election will take some of the gas from Republican voters and further energize Democrats. The Republican-held Senate seems to have made the decision that they would rather have a sixth seat on the Supreme Court than keep the issue alive to help them with the election. Perhaps they think they'll lose anyway – so this will be a last victory as their

comes to an end. Democrats, look in the mirrorAssuming Barrett is confirmed before year-end, Democrats will almost certainly end the legislative filibuster if they win the majority. As Washington and our country have become more divided, the US Senate has broken the norms that by and large made it the house of compromise and civility.

By some measure, Democrats have themselves to blame. When former President Bill Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993, she was the first Justice nominated by a Democrat in more than a quarter century. Indeed, Republican presidents

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– more than the total number on the court – between Thurgood Marshall and Justice Ginsburg.In addition, theRepublicans have nominated younger Justicesto the court who can serve out their lifetime appointments longer, which has been the strategy for Trump's three nominees. The Republicans have been playing the long game for a long time.

Gamesmanship on the lower court began to spike when Clinton was president, and the Republican Senate started stalling his judicial nominees. Even conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist got in the act and rebuked the Senate for itsdelay tactics. Read more: Business Insider »

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The high-stakes confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is underway Monday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

MichaelGordonUS I favor the Democrats and JoeBiden SpeakerPelosi raising the SC from 9 to 13, dump the filibuster, and get America back on its feet. The Republicans senatemajldr LindseyGrahamSC SenateGOP should be held accountable for the disaster they created. GOPChairwoman FoxNews MichaelGordonUS Where have you been living the last three plus years. Pelosi has done nothing other than harass trump since day one at the expense of any real legislation. Possibly weaponizing impeachment as political retribution ended civility. Get real

MichaelGordonUS good guys

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Chris Christie urges wearing masks after spending 7 days in hospital with COVIDThe former New Jersey governor said that his choice to not wear a mask during the Rose Garden ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination was a 'mistake.' I'll say it again: Republicans care about something ONLY when it affects them personally. TheWarMonitor Hold on. My eyes got stuck I rolled them back so far 🙄 Oh, NOW you do. Asshole.

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