The Senate Dims have asked noted Trump-virus vector and walking termite buffett Mike Pence to keep away from the building during the sham confirmation vote thingie today:
We are writing today about your reported intention to attend the final Senate vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. With five of your closest aides recently testing positive for COVID-19, it is not a risk worth taking. We ask you to reconsider.
Not only would your presence in the Senate Chamber tomorrow be a clear violation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, it would also be a violation of common decency and courtesy. Your presence alone could be very dangerous to many people – not just Senators, but to all the truly essential staff – both Democratic and Republican – who must be physically present inside the U.S. Capitol for it to function. These men and women are the Capitol Police officers, the custodians, the food service workers, the floor staff, and everyone else that makes the Capitol complex work. On their behalf, please reconsider your decision to attend tomorrow’s vote.
Good on them, but you know Pence wants to be there to see a theocratic usurping of the Constitution. This is the moment that they all dreamed about.
Oh, in related news, Team Evil wants to have another cheek-to-jowl, un-masked Whitey House Lawn super-spreader event for Justice Coathangers:
“The White House plans to host a swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Monday night following her expected confirmation, despite concerns that a gathering for her nomination in September was a super-spreader event for the coronavirus.”
- See what I did there?