Some Republicans feel protected by 6-3 Supreme Court, even if Biden wins

Some Republicans feel protected by 6-3 Supreme Court, even if Biden wins

WASHINGTON — Republican voters fearing a potential Joe Biden presidency are taking some solace in the belief that a newly conservative Supreme Court with Justice Amy Coney Barrett will restrain Democratic ambitions. Some of President Donald Trump’s supporters believe the new 6-3 majority of Republican appointees will be a bulwark against a Biden administration’s attempts to move the country in a more progressive direction. “We have no fears because there’s a conservative Supreme Court now,” said Cynthia Manville of Buckeye, Arizona, who attended a Trump rally in Phoenix last Wednesday. “We feel if Democrats cast legislation that’s radical liberal, it wouldn’t stand the test of time.” “God has a certain way of watching over this country,” said Manville, who attended with her husband, Steve, both of them wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats. GOP hoping 2020 election will be decided in the courts Oct. 29, 202002:18 Barrett, 48, describes herself as an “originalist” in the mold of the beloved conservative Antonin Scalia, and was confirmed by only Republican votes to replace the liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September. The 11th-hour confirmation overcame Democratic objections and likely marked the court’s sharpest rightward shift by a new justice in three decades. The conservative victory on the court eases one of the biggest sources of anxiety among Republican voters, which has tended to be a motivator to vote. In 2016, an open Supreme Court seat galvanized evangelicals behind Trump. In the run-up to 2020 Election Day, Trump sought […]

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