Amy Coney Barrett is a liar, an anti-abortion wingnut & a clear anti-LGBTQ advocate

Amy Coney Barrett Capitol Hill Courtesy Calls

Two weeks ago, Donald Trump threw a super-spreader event at the White House. It was a maskless garden party to formally nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. He made the nomination eight days after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell only seems interested in pushing through the nomination at the moment, stimulus package be damned, eviction crisis, unemployment crisis, and pandemic be damned. The radical Republican minority will get their hyper-conservative judges or they will die trying. Barrett’s confirmation hearings begin today, in what will likely be another super-spreader event, this time on Capitol Hill. So… here are just a few things you should know about the woman who – while identifying as Catholic – belonged to a religious cult and took a position of power within the cult: the position of Handmaid.

Amy Coney Barrett is a lying bitch. She failed to disclose to the Senate that she’d given two talks to anti-abortion groups in 2013. She was working as a law professor at Notre Dame at the time, she gave a speech at a seminar sponsored by the university’s “Right To Life” club, and she gave another speech on-campus at the Jus Vitae club, which is also anti-abortion BS. As soon as she was outed as a liar, the Senate Judiciary Committee released a “supplemental update” including the two talks and “a paid advertisement she signed that criticized Roe v. Wade and reaffirmed support for Notre Dame’s ‘commitment to the right to life.’”

She’s a wingnut who hurts vulnerable women. ACB also belonged to an anti-abortion organization which promoted one of those fake “crisis pregnancy centers” which provide misinformation to pregnant women seeking abortions. Those groups pressure women to keep their pregnancies and they actively lie to women about access to abortion.

She did a lot of work for an anti-LGBTQ hate group. She taught classes at the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is “the nation’s largest and most influential anti-LGBT legal organization.” The ADF also promotes anti-LGBTQ legislation across the world, because American bigots aren’t content with proselytizing hate within America’s borders. Barrett taught a class “at five different sessions of the ADF’s summer-long law student training program in Phoenix and Alexandria, Virginia. Known as the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, the program was designed to teach students ‘how God can use them as judges, law professors and practicing attorneys to help keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel in America.’”

Just so we’re clear: the deeply unpopular Republican Party is trying to jam a deeply problematic liar and wingnut onto the Supreme Court and Republicans are pretending like they don’t know for sure that she will rule in their favor on all of the deeply unpopular social issues they support. We’re f–ked.

Amy Coney Barrett Capitol Hill Courtesy Calls

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  1. FrenchGirl says:

    Nothing of surprising. Sadly !

  2. Truthiness says:

    To add insult to injury, she is sitting on a stolen judicial seat. Obama nominated Myra Selby and the senate refused to approve her. There was a historic number of judicial seats “open” to fill by Trump because the senate blocked Obama appointees.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Lindsey Graham is chairing the hearing today. His behavior could backfire on his re-election campaign spectacularly. And he refuses to get tested for Covid19 despite exposure so this should be viewed as a potential super spreader event. Graham will attack any Senator who questions this puppet.

  4. Sierra says:

    Dems have no choice but to increase the SC to 11 or 13.

  5. Aang says:

    Democrats need to win big and then add 2 or even 4 justices for the two seats stolen. Make DC a state, make Puerto Rico an offer to join thats too good to turn down. Pass a voting rights act that assures everyone access. If they get the senate and WH they need to immediately get rid of filibuster and spend two years ramming sh*t through. Imagine what Obama could have done if he’d played hard ball from the beginning? But alas I think Biden is stuck in the past, dreaming of a time when bipartisanship was still a thing.

    • Sierra says:

      And get rid of electoral college and gerrymandering which will ensure Republicans will never win the WH again.

      • Aang says:

        Getting rid of the electoral college is so hard because it takes an amendment and the votes in the states are not there. The push to circumvent it has legs. I wonder if it’s legal for the federal government to encourage states with aid stimulus if they pledged their electors to the winner of the popular vote?

    • Veronica S. says:

      The red states will never agree to get rid of the electoral college, even though they would frankly benefit from it since it encourages politicians to overlook any state that’s a “sure bet” in presidential campaigns and part of why they continue to be treated as “fly over” areas. It’s just going to be on liberals to start showing up to vote instead of growing complacent in the off year elections, and if we can’t do that, it’s our own fault.

      Best thing they can do out the gate is fix the voting issue. Increase mail in voting rights. Make elections national holidays and/or put them on weekends. Attack gerrymandering. Make voter registration automatic at age 18 for all citizens. Add voting tax incentives. If Biden and a Democratic senate isn’t prepared to do this, I don’t know that America can be saved.

  6. Jelly says:

    She looks mean.

    • aang says:

      I know rigid Catholic women like her. I’m sure she is as mean and joyless as she looks. I’m Catholic so I’m not bashing her religion. Life was meant to be joyful and full of love. To me that means meeting every other person where they are at, treating them with dignity, reveling diversity, and offering myself the same kindness I strive to offer others. “Christians” like her miss the boat on that and spend their lives trying to police anyone that looks like they are having any fun and having no fun themselves.

    • Esmom says:

      I’m sure I’m projecting but she reminds me of a woman I know, who is Catholic and has 11 kids. While she’s a dedicated volunteer in the community, she is almost belligerent about her faith and just so defensive about her life in general, it’s like she’s assuming everyone will criticize her so she makes up for it by being a bitch. It’s hard to explain. It makes me wonder what ACB is like in real life.

    • DebraSam says:

      I think she looks smug.

  7. alexc says:

    The republicans main objective to putting her on the court is to dismantle anything that upholds consumer rights and environmental protections and allows corporations and Wall St. to rape and pillage with no restrictions. They’re paying off the fundamentalist wingnuts with her awesome two for one bonus of being vehemently anti-abortion and anti-civil rights, especially for LGBTQ. She’s their dream appointment. But make no mistake, the scum like McConnell, et al really don’t care about the civil stuff they just want to make sure their corporate sponsors/Wall St. get what they’ve paid for. Soulless and truly evil slime.

  8. BearcatLawyer says:

    And she has not completely filled out her financial disclosure forms. Who knows what else she is desperate to hide?

    • Esmom says:

      That blew my mind when I heard it. How could she not know it would come out?

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        She knows. She just does not care. She has been angling for this appointment since law school, and she does not care how she gets it. Truly what Jesus would do! /s

        She is only a little older than I am, and sometimes I feel slightly sad that I have not accomplished very much in life. But then I remember that I did not have to sell my soul and I feel better. Say what you will about me – and there is a lot that can be said – but I have never wholesale trampled the rights of others and have obeyed the law even when it was tough.

      • Also Ali says:

        I think she’s certain she will be confirmed no matter what says, does or doesn’t do…

      • Esmom says:

        Oh Bearcat, your comment breaks my heart. This world is indeed so messed up. I’m sick over her likely confirmation. We need more of you, not her, in this world.

        Also Ali, Yeah I guess you’re right. But I guess I thought she would at least go through the motions of propriety. After the Brett Kavanaugh circus, I should have known that nothing matters.

      • Chanteloup says:

        I don’t know you @BearcatLawyer, but just reading your two-paragraph comment above – you have accomplished what is truly worthy in my eyes, a good life of honor and integrity, and you have a fan in me.

    • JJ says:

      What?! How are they even having the confirmation hearings? What a sham.

  9. Scollins says:

    This bent bit endangered her own children by taking them to the Rose Garden Massacre. Poor judgment. Not fit to judge a hotdog eating contest.

    • The Recluse says:

      Yep, that’s some lousy judgment on her and her husband’s part there. Completely irresponsible. And she seems to have brought them with her to the hearings today too.

  10. Kimber says:

    I have no doubt that she ideologically is exactly what they want. However, they typically prefer that their candidates hide their beliefs better for confirmation purposes. This shows what happens when the vetting process is two days.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    My mom made a comment along the lines of, “At least she’s a woman,” and I just laughed because please. Like wealthy white women haven’t been proven to go lock and step with the power hierarchy to maintain their place. I’m sure she’ll put on a great show about respecting the law, and then when she’s on the bench, we’ll watch her slowly help dismantle every piece of progressive legislature that comes through over the next few decades. Voters better be prepared for what we’re going to have to weather over the next few decades.

  12. Mina_Esq says:

    Hateful woman. There is a special place in hell for women like her.

  13. Nev says:

    So terrifying. It’s all over the tv. I can’t.

  14. Also Ali says:

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  15. Sumodo1 says:

    She was Antonin Scalia’s protégée and he was racist. This is from POLITICO’s “11 Memorable Scalia Quotes.” Scalia believed Blacks belong at slower schools — Arguing Fisher v. University of Texas:

    FROM POLITICO: In the affirmative action case, Scalia questioned whether it was beneficial for African-Americans if more black students were admitted to the university under affirmative action.

    “There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well,” he said. “One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them.”

  16. Ladiabla says:

    I started listening to the hearings and I just can’t. I just wanna go up there and slap all these republicans, and it’s just putting me in a foul mood. God, all these men are so hateful.

  17. Edna says:

    I don’t know how valid this is, but Obama stated that an impeached President didn’t have the authority to make an appointment:

    “According to an interview with Joe Barron of the Washington periodical Impeached Embarrassments Monthly, Trump lost his constitutional permission to assign or appoint any person to any legislative body of any kind after he was permanently and forever impeached in the course of his first and soon to be only term in office. Obama made the statement clear by citing code within the Constitution referring to the penalties of being a failed and disgraced commander in chief.”

    • Mignionette says:

      Very interesting, I wonder if this will come out during the hearing. Potentially it’s problematic in the run up to an election as it makes the Dems look petty. So maybe they’re waiting to win and then overturn her appointment.

      I’ve also heard that they’re looking to increase the number of justices to 11, thereby diluting the crazy vote?

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s great, but when has this administration ever paid any attention to the law? When has this Senate ever paid attention to the laws broken by this president? They’re going to allow this anyway & dems won’t stop them.

  18. SM says:

    The only chance to actually try and stop this mess is not uncovering her ultra fanatic pseudo religious views because you know those republican simply do not care or in fact support those views but prevent the appointment from happening during the election. It is not that election is coming, but election is happening right now. Isn’t it like 6 million US citizens that already voted? How can this confirmation be happening when people are in the election process?

  19. Leah says:

    There has to be a way to impeach or remove her after Biden gets in.

    She’s already lied about several issues and I am hoping she can be removed retroactively along with Kavanaugh (he needs to be prosecuted for rape). I think they need to create term limits for scotus judges. No more lifetime appointments.

  20. Julia K. says:

    The very moment I saw the above photo of Amy C Barrett the name Amanda Knox sprang to mind. Anyone else see the resemblance?

  21. HeatherC says:

    And she is for segregation of children with disabilities. A case in Wisconsin came before her. Schools required that children with special needs apply to other districts first, despite a policy of “open enrollment.” (I’m simplifying) she ruled that wasn’t discriminatory. As a mom of a special needs child, finding programs suited to your child is hard enough without your home district saying they really don’t want your kid and the court saying that’s fine.

    Yes she has a child with Down Syndrome. But in her income bracket she hasn’t had to worry about qualifying and finding programs, therapists and services.

    Luckily Kiddo (on the sprectrum) is an adult now and we never lived in Wisconsin. Her presence on the Supreme Court has the potential to overturn things like the ADA.