Now that Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to the Supreme Court, more than 1,500 of her fellow Rhodes College alumni are trying to derail her nomination, reports The Hill.
When Trump nominated Barrett, she surely knew that her life was about to be turned upside down. After all, she went through a Senate confirmation process in 2017 when she was nominated to a federal appellate court. Hopefully, she sat down with her family and warned them her name was about to be dragged through the mud.
Barrett under attack
As predicted, the attacks have started, but they are coming from an unexpected source.
Barrett graduated from Rhodes College in 1994 with honors, and was praised by Rhodes president Marjorie Hass after her Supreme Court nomination.
However, some of her liberal fellow alumni, concerned about Barrett’s views on abortion, have written a scathing letter to try to derail her nomination.
The letter, in part, stated, “We are likewise firmly and passionately opposed to Rhodes administrators’ attempts to embrace Amy Coney Barrett as an alumna of our beloved alma mater.
“We oppose this embrace because we believe both her record and the process that has produced her nomination are diametrically opposed to the values of truth, loyalty, and service that we learned at Rhodes.”
CBS News reported that Barrett made no public comments on the letter.
Trump nominees face fiery resistance
Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, hit some resistance, but nothing like what Trump’s second nominee Brett Kavanaugh saw.
The moment Kavanaugh was announced as the nominee, claims started to pop up portraying him as some type of monster.
When all was said and done, the attacks against Kavanaugh appeared to have been orchestrated by Democrat operatives. Allegation after allegation could not be corroborated and Kavanaugh was eventually confirmed.
Democrats are doing their best to delay Barrett’s confirmation hearings but so far, they are still scheduled to begin on October 13. She could be confirmed as early as October 22.