Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, seems to have been in a strange frame of mind since President Trump nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in late September. He should be happy that he wasn’t around in 1801, when John Adams, having already lost reelection after one term in office, named his ally John Marshall as chief justice. Not only that, but he did it so that a lame-duck Senate would confirm him. Adams then left town without notice under cover of darkness in what can be only described as a huff, so as to avoid his rival’s inauguration.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, seems to have been in a strange frame of mind since President Trump nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in late September. He should be happy that he wasn’t around in 1801, when John Adams, having already lost reelection after one term in office, named his ally John Marshall as chief justice. Not only that, but he did it so that a lame-duck Senate would confirm him. Adams then left town without notice under cover of darkness in what can be only described as a huff, so as to avoid his rival’s inauguration. …Read More

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