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Question: Why is nobody in the Amy Coney Barrett hearings wearing masks? I watched about 8 hours of the proceedings yesterday and I came away with the opposite impression. It is true that most of the Senators asking the questions did not wear masks while at the podium. Each did wear a mask prior to starting their questioning and quickly put the masks ...


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The answer to your two questions is that because the GOP controls the Senate, Republicans set the rules for the hearings and it is now Republican orthodoxy that COVID-19 is no big deal and wearing masks makes you look weak. It's certainly likely that it Chuck Schumer was the majority leader, then this hearing would have been held virtually and/or anyone in ...


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For a resolution to pass, the "Yeas" must be greater than the "Nays". If there is a tie, then the Vice President may cast a vote to break the tie. If there is no vice president and the vote is tied then the resolution doesn't pass. It is rare for this to have happened, which is surprising since it was common practice, until the 25th ...


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