Elections DO have consequences, and Donald Trump being elected was an indication that normal Americans had tired of an elite Swamp playing their unaccountable games.
Forget the Democrat hand-wringing over nominating someone for the Supreme Court vacancy with less than 50 days to an election…gov’t doesn’t shutdown on that basis.
Who honestly thinks Presidents shouldn’t do their job THROUGHOUT their term? And if Democrats controlled the Senate and White House, would they hesitate to act?
Of course not. And we have leading Democrat politicians who made that point.
Remember? In 2016, when pushing to fill Antonin Scalia’s recently vacated seat, VP Biden AND President Obama AND candidate Hillary Clinton AND Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminded Congress & the American people that it was the Senate’s duty to follow the Constitution and NOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION TO DO IT.
As for hearings on the nominee, the scandalous mistreatment of Kavanaugh makes that suggestion a NON-STARTER. Democrats paid a price for the way they attacked him, and set the standard for insisting on a straight-away call to vote…without a hearing.
Democrats brought all this on themselves.
They viciously attacked the last nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, without any evidence of wrongdoings they accused him of perpetrating, demonstrating they are not willing to conduct hearings in a responsible and honest fashion. Democrat Harry Reid invoked the ‘nuclear option’ which eliminated the need for a 60-vote confirmation process.
And now, Democrat Chuck Schumer is threatening violence on the streets, and vowing to ‘pack the Supreme Court’ with more justices if they ever regain the Senate.
What does the President (and Republican Senate) have to lose?
Our U.S. Constitution lays out responsibilities for Executive and Legislative branches to perform, without any qualifications regarding how close to an election they may be.
A 9-seat Supreme Court guarantees there will not be a Constitutional crisis with a dead-locked (4-4) result, if there are any SCOTUS hearings on election issues to be heard.
Put forth the nominee, and let the process be carried out…PROPERLY.