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Fight for SCOTUS seat shows politics is more about power than principle

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Fight for SCOTUS seat shows politics is more about power than principle

Only six weeks from a Presidential election, Republicans are trying to pave the way for a confirmation of President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg. NEW ORLEANS — Ideally, we probably want principled politicians. Realistically, we have some politicians that won’t stick to their own principles.

This is what republican Senator Mitch McConnell said four years ago.

“Of course, the American people should have a say in the court’s direction,” said Senator McConnell, R-Kentucky.

Back then, he and other GOP members argued that eight months from a presidential election was not the time for then President Obama to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. They eventually blocked the confirmation. Republican Senator Lindsey graham felt so strongly about it in 2016, he oddly predicted the future.

“If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next President, whoever it may might be, make that nomination. You can use my words against me, and you would be absolutely right,” said Sen. Graham, R-South Carolina in 2016.

Of course, Graham is singing another tune today. Now, only six weeks from a Presidential election, Republicans are trying […]

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