Shock and sadness. Disbelief. Ruth Bader Ginsburg had overcome so much over the years. More than most people we know. Meanwhile, she kept doing the job on the bench–remotely this year, like all the other justices. Still, in the end she was mortal. She may have seemed like Superwoman, but she couldn’t live forever.
She had accomplished so much for women’s rights. For the rights of so many that had been foreclosed by narrowminded jurists intent on strictly interpreting words that held broader meanings than what they thought.
She gladly accepted the moniker of Notorious RBG. She had that much equanimity and sense of humor in 21st century culture. It was a fun thing.
Then we have Moscow Mitch. The man who dishonored RBG–and America’s democracy yesterday. He couldn’t wait another day after her passing to announce:
“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate.”
In 2016–just ONE HOUR after the passing of Justice Scalia, in February 2016,
McConnell said: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,”
McConnell has different rules for Democrats and Republicans. An appointment by a newly elected Joe Biden just wouldn’t be the same.
We know that McConnell doesn’t like being called “Moscow Mitch.” He has demonstrated that he has no integrity, no principles, no sense of justice or fairness. So let’s just add one more word to capture his essence:
#Disreputable Moscow Mitch
I think that fits. Let’s make sure he is never majority leader in the Senate again. Better yet, let’s vote in Amy McGrath in November, his opponent–unlikely and difficult as that may be.