Rest In Peace, RBG

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”  
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as said to her granddaughter Clara Spera.

I am most certainly no politico.  But I am an innately curious person.  Remember when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died nine months before the 2016 election?  Mitch McConnell blocked hearings for a replacement, saying, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice.  Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”  Do you know where McConnell got that idea?  Joe Biden!  Way back in 1992, Senator Biden asserted that if a Supreme Court Justice died while George H.W. Bush was president, the seat should remain vacant until after the election, or the Republican president should nominate a moderate to placate the Democratic Senate.  McConnell cited the so-called “Biden Rule”, and I can’t see why it shouldn’t be employed again right now.


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