September 25, 2020
The death of Ruth Badar Ginsburg leaves us once again in a constitutional crisis. We are here today because in April 2017, Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell extended the “nuclear option” to Supreme Court nominations in order to end debate on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. Since then there is no longer a 60 vote requirement on Supreme Court nominees. The party in power can instill anyone they want on the Supreme Court without bi-partisan approval. Why even bother debating any more, the democracy is dead. It is now meaningless. This should have been legally challenged back then.
Are democrats the only ones who are suppose to play fair and honorable? Are we the only ones who are suppose to be honest with the American people? How long are the American people expected to stand for this? The Democrats created the nuclear option to appoint federal judges because the GOP was stonewalling everyone. But they knew it was going way too far to include Supreme Court Nominations. That is a line of moral consciousness that Mitch McConnell had no problem crossing.
This will be three Supreme Court justices they stole that can change the way of life in this country. You know this because they are not trying to find a balanced jurist. They are looking for a hard right partisan judge. They are going to jam this person down the entire country’s throat in a completely partisan way and there is nothing you can do about it. You thought this was a democracy? You were wrong! This is a pure power grab from the top under Donald Trump, who cheered Mitch McConnell on.
This is not going to end well. Now Democrats are looking for ways to get even if they take power. There are no depths this country can sink now. This is what happens when you burn the rule books. The country can not be more divided without a civil war. And now Donald Trump will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. If you are not taking him serious you have not been following along the last four years. The only ones happy with the current state of affairs are Putin and gun manufacturers.