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Dems Lost Support Over The Kavanaugh Fiasco. Here’s What That Could Mean For The New SCOTUS Nominee

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing Friday sets up what is expected to be yet another Supreme Court nomination showdown in the Senate. President Donald Trump has stated that his nominee to fill Ginsburg’s seat is likely to be a woman. Right now, the odds-on favorite is 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

If Coney Barrett is nominated, and Democrats decide to ramp up the charges they’ve already mounted against her to match the intensity of previous attacks brought against Trump-era Supreme Court nominees (now Supreme Court Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh), Democrats are running the real risk of further energizing Republican voters of both sexes, rural voters that carried Trump to victory in 2016, and jeopardizing their advantage with independent voters