Episode

10/21 Can Democrats Be Forced To Expand The Supreme Court? w/ Brian Fallon

October 21, 2020

Sam hosts Brian Fallon (@brianefallon), co-founder and executive director of Demand Justice, to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett nomination and why Democrats need to get rid of Dianne Feinstein as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

On today’s show: Trump comedy tour rolls on, says he didn’t even want to be in Erie PA. Mitch McConnell says there’s bipartisan support for corona virus relief but Democrats want “all or nothing.” Asked if he will change committee ranking members like Feinstein, Schumer says he had a “serious talk” with Feinstein.

Sam hosts Brian Fallon (@brianefallon), co-founder and executive director of Demand Justice, to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett nomination and why Democrats need to get rid of Dianne Feinstein as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. What’s at stake with the courts: policy, but also basic democracy. How a rule made by aisle-reacher Patrick Leahy hobbled the Dems’ ability to make judicial nominations during the Obama admin. Why the Dems should not have showed up to the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. What kinds of grassroots tactics on the part of the left can make them do better?

On the fun half: AOC plays “Among Us” on Twitch, tells British Twitch streamer HBomberguy about US healthcare system. AOC tells New Yorkers to vote for Dems on the WFP ballot line. LAST WEEK: Dave Rubin admits he wrongly explained what gaslighting was. TUESDAY: About “trust the scientists” discussion, Dave Rubin says there are evil science fiction scientists “out there.” Parallels between the right in the US and in Bolivia? Daniel Marans interviews 2 Pennsylvania Obama –> Trump –> Biden voters, who say it’s corona virus that made them flip. Mike Huckabee says long voting lines show that Americans care. 2019: Nigel Farage pranked by Chris James Not Even a Show caller. Rush Limbaugh on his lung cancer now being a death sentence. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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