Since the founding of the American republic, the Constitution made it clear. The President of the United States appoints a Supreme Court justice, and the U.S. Senate approves the appointment.
Nothing in the Constitution states the party who lost the last two elections can throw a tantrum, introduce unprovable, eleventh-hour claims against a nominee and shut down the whole nomination process for that reason alone.
At some point, the Republican Party has to grow a pair and stand up to the forces of entitlement in the Democratic Party. Democrats feel morally entitled to shape the Supreme Court, as well as the rest of the government, even when they don’t win the necessary elections enabling them to do so. They’re mad as hell because President Donald Trump is shaping the Supreme Court — since he won, and they did not, in 2014 and 2016.
It’s disgusting, it’s disheartening, it’s irrational and it’s immature. And it has to stop.
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