The distinction is that this: In 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia died in February. There was sufficient time for a leisurely vetting course of adopted by full affirmation hearings and vote, adopted by a number of extra months earlier than the elections. Now, Republicans are attempting to get by way of the affirmation course of extra shortly than it’s occurred since 1981, when Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed unanimously, and in the event that they succeed, will probably be with simply days to go till the elections.
Additionally, in fact, Ginsburg’s last want was knowledgeable by Republican conduct in 2016. She didn’t ask them to repeat 2016. She simply stated don’t do a full turn-about and break all precedent within the reverse of the precedents damaged in 2016. However breaking precedent to construct partisan energy is what the Republican Get together is all about.
Republicans are planning to spend as much as $35 million boosting Trump’s nominee.