Trump’s Supreme Court nominee suffers a setback

Republican celebrations of their new judicial appointment may prove premature as key White House characters involved come down with the virus

4th October, 2020
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee suffers a setback
Donald Trump applauds Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee for the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court, at a reception in the Rose Garden of the White House. Concerns have been raised that it could have been a ‘superspreader’ event

In an era that’s rife with political ironies and implausible reversals of fortune, the Rose Garden extravaganza that likely served as a superspreader event for Republican elites may end up scuttling the biggest triumph of Donald Trump’s first term: appointing a third conservative justice to the Supreme Court, and cementing its conservative majority ahead of the November 3 election.

Last Saturday, September 26, Trump threw a nomination party for Amy Coney Barrett,...

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