The ill-timed vote on a judiciary appointment by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is having some deep repercussions for the Democrat Party and Joe Biden’s agenda.
The vote failed because two Democrats had primary votes on the calendar.
Schumer still put the judiciary appointment on the floor, even though he knew he was short two votes.
The vote failed, and now Democrats have to decide to push forward and put the judiciary appointment on the floor again or start the debate on same-sex marriage legislation.
On Thursday, the news broke that the marriage bill has been put on the backburner until after the mid-term elections.
As it stands right now, this bill will pass the Senate.
That could change if mid-terms backfire on Democrats.
Dems may be making the strategic move to bolster some of their closer races.
There are several Republicans that will support this bill but if Dems lose the majority, they may not have enough support.
Democrats are in panic mode over legalized gay marriages after Justice Clarence Thomas expressed an interest in overturning Obergefell v. Hodges, but I don’t see that happening.
Thomas would likely be the only justice willing to go down that road.
IMO, Schumer made a major miscalculation here.
Source: Fox News