Supreme Court Replacement

Back in 2016, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) argued against appointing Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. The reason; it was 6 months before a presidential election. He claimed that no Supreme Court appointment had been made during an election year. That is, unsurprisingly, a false statement. Here is a related article from The New Republic.

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left a vacancy that McConnell, with a majority in the Senate and a sitting President, is determined to fill with a right winger. Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative who appeals to the religious right, is Trump’s choice. She would be the 5th woman appointee to the position and would serve for decades as she is 48 years young (Politico). She has only served three years on the bench of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

That, her short tenure in the government court system, should be the basis to deny her appointment. Trump has chosen strategically by nominating someone with little experience. There are not many cases where her opinion can be reviewed. There simply isn’t enough track record to criticize, or applaud, her performance. The honest truth is; we don’t know how she will vote on any given case. We don’t know if her opinions will be based in logical analysis of the constitution, a political agenda, or simply the Pope’s bidding. At least we know she didn’t hang out in one of Epstein’s mansions. She doesn’t have enough experience to be a Supreme Court Justice. She doesn’t have the time in office for the Senate to make a sound decision confirming her nomination.