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Writing off Trump, GOP allies focus on one last big win

Published on October 13, 2020 10:47 AM
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But a month later, as Senate Republicans begin the process of confirming Amy Coney Barrett as Ginsburg?s replacement, a growing number of conservatives involved in the process believe the last-minute judicial appointment can no longer save Trump ? and they are adjusting their plans accordingly. As the president returns to the campaign trail this week after his own bout with Covid-19, many of the conservative groups that have spent months buttressing his 2020 apparatus and amplifying his criticism of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden instead have their eyes trained on Barrett?s prospects in Washington.

Conservatives who once considered Trump?s success in the Nov. 3 election paramount to their goal of dismantling social progressivism have quietly shifted their focus to the lightning-fast Supreme Court confirmation fight. In Barrett, a 48-year-old Catholic mother of seven and protégé of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the president?s traditionalist supporters see an ...

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