About 4 years ago, after the death of supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, then President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The Republican controlled Senate refused to even allow a hearing on the matter with Mitch McConnell stating “the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice”.
Keep in mind this was eleven months before Trump was sworn in as president.
Now we find ourselves in a similar situation. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has opened a spot for associate Justice of the Supreme Court just 2 months prior to the next presidential election. And what do the Republican controlled members of the Senate do? Are they content to “let the people have a voice” and wait until after the Presidential election? Suddenly they are afraid the “people”might not be on the same page regarding the current balance of power. McConnell and company are gleefully ready to shove somebody, anybody, down the “peoples” throats.
Calling out this hypocrisy is futile, it didn’t matter then and it doesn’t matter now. But I am angry, enraged, as are millions of other Americans and this has compelled me to use my voice and I urge others to find theirs. We might not be listened to but we will be heard. We will not be silent. We will vote and we will protest and we will call out abuses of power. We will be a force that won’t be ignored