Wednesday, October 21, 2020

They are all complicit

Any Republican Senator, except Collins or Murkowski, can get Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on a stimulus deal this week. All they would have to do is announce that they can't vote on a Supreme Court nomination before a COVID relief bill is passed. McConnell only really cares about shoving through as many judicial nominations as possible. With Murkowski and Collins announcing they won't vote to confirm prior to the election, he can't afford to lose any other Republicans. If any of the Republicans running in close reelection campaigns (e.g. Cornyn, Graham, Tillis) or who are retiring (e.g. Alexander, Enzi, Roberts) gave a single shit about COVID relief, they would have done that already.