AZCentral.com reports an Arizona State student journalist has been fired from a position at the campus radio station. She claims it was because she reposted a tweet critical of Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man shot in the back multiple times by police. The university says it’s not true.
Klein received backlash for the post, which some viewed as justifying police brutality against Black people using a claim made by law enforcement. She also received support from conservative Arizona politicians like Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe and Rep. Debbie Lesko.
We’ll know how committed they are to denying Donald Trump the opportunity to name a third justice to the Court in his first term only when they must vote up or down on a nominee.
At that point, we’ll see how much they value country over party, how much they believe the so-called McConnell Rule must be applied in 2020 as it was in 2016. Then, in case you’ve forgotten, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow President Obama the chance to have a nominee voted on. McConnell’s rationale then was that no justice should be added to the Court in a presidential election year.
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