Republican senators’ posturing right now means nothing

I advise you to not buy what a few Republican senators are selling at the moment.

Any Republican senator announcing he or she believes no replacement for deceased Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be named until the next president is inaugurated is wasting your time and mine.

Their words are worthless.

Their actions matter.

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.

Here we are again, and McConnell already has demonstrated convenient amnesia; he’s eager to see the president nominate a replacement for Justice Ginsburg before the November election.

I don’t care what any Republican senator says now. I await how they vote.

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