Donald Trump’s testing positive for the coronavirus upended Washington, D.C.
Amy Coney Barrett was also in close contact with the President in the period where he may have been contagious.
And now Amy Coney Barrett just found out a big surprise about her Supreme Court confirmation.
Amy Coney Barrett was in close contact with the President and also began one on one meetings with Senators earlier this week.
Some thought that Coney Barrett being around Trump and meeting with Senators would lead to those Senators going into quarantine, which would delay her confirmation fight.
But the following morning Amy Coney Barrett tested negative for coronavirus.
And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he had spoken by phone with President Trump and that Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would proceed “full steam ahead.”
Just finished a great phone call with @POTUS. He’s in good spirits and we talked business — especially how impressed Senators are with the qualifications of Judge Barrett. Full steam ahead with the fair, thorough, timely process that the nominee, the Court, & the country deserve.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 2, 2020
Democrats have been desperate for a way to stop President Trump and Senate Republicans from filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.
They tried to bully Republicans with threats of court packing.
Some Democrats even floated procedural delays to push the confirmation past the election in the hope that Joe Biden wins.
On social media, some liberal activists and media members hoped the President’s coronavirus diagnosis would provide a new excuse to delay her confirmation.
Mitch McConnell dashed those hopes.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.