At The Spectator, Stephen Miller explains the inevitability of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation and discusses what might happen if Republicans hold the Senate in the event of a Biden victory. If, however, President Trump wins, he could end up replacing leftist Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court, cementing the originalist majority on the court for decades to come. Miller writes (abridged):
There seems to be an odd sense of calm on the right as we head into the election. Sure, the President’s base is fired up with its flag-waving MAGA armadas and monster truck parades. But the party as a whole doesn’t seem to be panicking. This is because of one simple reason: Amy Coney Barrett.
Make no mistake: Barrett will be confirmed and seated either shortly before the election or in the lame-duck session. No ‘Resistance’ or media-driven delay tactics relating to the President’s COVID diagnosis will change this. It’s inevitable.
Barrett will certainly tilt the Supreme Court toward originalism in the mold of her mentor Antonin Scalia.
In the event of a Biden administration, she could act as a bulwark against questionable executive actions.
If the Republican party can hold onto a slim majority in the Senate as well, Joe Biden’s first-term agenda is effectively dead. He can spend his days swiveling around in the Oval Office before retiring.
Trump’s three conservative justices will tilt the Court for a generation.