Liberals are registering outrage that the war against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court isn’t advancing, and they’re blaming Democrat leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Thirteen organizations signed a letter Wednesday criticizing the Senate minority leader for what they said was a failing effort to stop the nomination.
“Your job as Senate Democratic leader is to lead your caucus in complete opposition to Trump’s attempted Supreme Court takeover and to defend everyone threatened by a Trump Supreme Court,” read the letter to Schumer.
“But unbelievably, nearly two dozen Democrats have still not come out against Kavanaugh, and just last week, you helped Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast track 15 Trump judicial nominees,” they continued. “That is not the leadership we need.”
Another group is marketing the hashtag “#WTFchuck” in an attempt to pressure Schumer to make sure every Democratic vote is made against Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“We demand that you do your job, @SenSchumer!” read the tweet with a picture of a billboard truck that is driving around Washington D.C.
We demand that you do your job, @SenSchumer! Take action and make a call to ensure that #Schumer delivers 49 no votes from @SenateDems on #BrettKavanaugh's confirmation: https://t.co/IlkHk6dRuk #WTFChuck #StopKavanaugh #SaveSCOTUS #SaveOurDemocracy pic.twitter.com/6FZ6JnFk2h
— CREDO Mobile (@CREDOMobile) September 4, 2018
But even their effort acknowledges that Republicans have the advantage with 51 votes in the U.S. Senate, and if Schumer were able to deliver every Democratic vote, Kavanaugh could still be confirmed by the Republican majority.
“The Democratic Party’s progressive base expects nothing less than all-out resistance to Trump’s dangerous agenda,” continued the letter to Schumer. “They know that anything less than 49 Democratic votes against Kavanaugh would be a massive failure of your leadership.”
Some took to directly protesting at Schumer’s office.
“Roe v. Wade is on the damn line and Schumer and the rest of the Dems look lethargic!” tweeted one protester. “It’s time to rattle some cages!”
Well I'm already pissed so yesterday I joined my @LadyPJustice team and rallied outside of @chuckschumer's office. It was hot out, but we were even more fired up! Roe v. Wade is on the damn line and Schumer and the rest of the Dems look lethargic! It's time to rattle some cages! pic.twitter.com/Ixk86AiOzK
— Nicole Moore (@thehotnessgrrrl) September 5, 2018