Since Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday evening, Democrats, Republicans and the media have been discussing the Supreme Court and whether President Trump and the GOP should attempt to fill the vacancy mere weeks before an election.
Not only are Democrats and the media all worked up because Trump would likely nominate a conservative justice, essentially flipping a liberal seat and making for a conservative court, but for one other big reason: Merrick Garland. Back in 2016, following the death of Antonin Scalia, then-President Obama nominated Garland to fill that spot. At the time, in March 2016, both Sens. McConnell and Lindsey Graham refused to hold hearings, saying that appointing judges to the Supreme Court during an election year was wrong.
Well, now McConnell and Graham, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have changed their tune. They say they’ll hold hearings prior to the election and a fair amount of GOP senators seem to be on board as well. As you can bet this change hasn’t sat well with Democrats.
But Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar sent out a tweet that was trying to make one point but failed miserably. She actually makes the Republicans’ case instead.
I guess she tried, right?