Barack Obama’s former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal just broke with the Dems and dealt a massive blow to their attempts to portray Trump’s new SCOTUS pick a monster.
Katyal is now an NBC News legal analyst and he came clean and described Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a “brilliant” and “lovely person.”
He went on shaming the left saying he thought her confirmation process would “have a lot of support” if she had been nominated at a later less political time.
“Well, there’s a lot of experience,” Katyal said. “At the same time, I think, you know, it’s not even been 10 days since we lost one of the biggest giants to have ever been in the law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and there are a lot of major issues hanging over at the Supreme Court, from the Affordable Care Act and coverage of pre-existing conditions to the future of Roe versus Wade.”
“I think there are a lot of questions about her.”
“I mean, very much, I think everyone should agree with President Trump that she deserves a respectful and dignified hearing, and I think you’ll hear many Democrats acknowledge she’s a brilliant person, she’s a lovely person, and the question is if she were nominated in 2021, I think that there would be a lot of support for a vote and confirmation hearings and orderly process,” he said.
“But what you’ll hear Democrats say is because of this rush to confirm, something that’s really never happened in our history, they’re much more skeptical,” Katyal said before he compared the differences between “replacing one conservative jurist for another.”
“This is one in which you have a liberal lion, Justice Ginsburg, being potentially replaced by someone who the president and all of his supporters are acknowledging is extremely conservative, Amy Barrett.”
“And I think that’s why you’ll see such a fever pitch over this nomination, because it’s so transformative in a way some others have not been,” he said.