President Trump’s willpower to fill the Supreme Courtroom emptiness has enraged Democrats. Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer ominously warns that if Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is changed and Democrats achieve a Senate majority, “nothing is off the desk.” It’s not clear what was off the desk earlier than: Democrats had already threatened to finish the filibuster, ignore pay-as-you-go guidelines, make the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico states and pack the court docket.
The media frantically replays 2016 clips of Republican senators like Lindsey Graham, now Judiciary Committee chairman, explaining their refusal to offer Merrick Garland a listening to. They’re much less more likely to point out the various Democrats who flip-flopped in the other way. However Republicans observe that their objection to election-year nominations utilized when the president’s celebration was a Senate minority. They cause that voters gave them the bulk in 2014 as a brake on President Obama’s ambitions.