By Duncan Smith
If there is one regular complaint about congressional Republicans that is spot-on, it’s this: Too many of them have no spine.
When things are going well and there are few controversies, the party is fine. No problems.
But when the slightest controversy arises, too many of them tuck tail and run.
And you know their names.
As readers likely are aware, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday after losing a battle to pancreatic cancer.
Almost immediately upon hearing the news, most Democrats went into ‘politics’ mode — many before they even expressed condolences about Ginsburg’s passing, proving without a doubt that the Supreme Court, to them, isn’t about ensuring the constitutionality of laws but using the highest court as another means of enacting their left-wing political agenda.
Democrats are claiming that President Trump and Senate majority Republicans don’t have a right to nominate and consent to Ginsburg’s successor (as the Constitution says they do). They argue he should have to wait until after the November election because it’s so close.
Again, there are no constitutional requirements mandating that the president ‘wait.’
Dems only want him to wait so they can steal the election for Joe Biden and have Kamala Harris pick the next left-wing judicial activist to replace Ginsburg.
And at least two reliable RINOs — Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine — are following right along with the Democratic script.
A second Republican in the U.S. Senate on Sunday voiced objections to President Donald Trump’s plan to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court weeks before an election that would cement a 6-3 conservative majority.
Hours before Trump’s rival in November, former Vice President Joe Biden, was due to address the plan, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said she did not support the move, becoming the second of the 53 Republicans in the 100-seat chamber to object publicly following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.
Trump’s plan to quickly fill the vacancy drew immediate criticism from Democrats, who noted that in 2016 Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a vote on a Democratic appointee, saying it was inappropriate to do so in an election year.
“I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia,” Murkowski said in a statement. “We are now even closer to the 2020 election – less than two months out – and I believe the same standard must apply.”
What a load of manure. Because if the situation were reversed and Dems owned the White House and the Senate, not only would the Democratic president make the nomination, but every single Democratic senator would vote in lockstep to confirm that nomination.
It could happen two days before the election and Democrats wouldn’t care. Because all they do care about is power.
Murkowski and Collins have been in the Senate long enough to know this, so why are they always among those in their party to fold like a cheap suit when the party — and the American people — need them the most?
We know Dems are going to try to steal the November elections. The last thing the country needs is an evenly-divided Supreme Court.
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