Monday, October 26, 2020

Others have said but worth repeating

The only reason that Mitch McConnell has rushed Amy Covid Barrett's nomination through so that the vote happens today, one week before the election is so that she can give the Republicans another vote to steal the election if it is contested in court.

It would have been a lot easier for Mitch to let the process take whatever time it took, just making sure that the vote occurred in the last two months of the year, before the Republicans might lose control of the Senate. He didn't take that easier path because getting her in before the election  is a priority. The only reason that would be a priority is because he wants her to rule on the election. This vote today is itself an assault on the concept of a free and fair election.