To the Editor:
On Dec. 10, a letter writer wrote that the 2020 presidential election is critical, since the winner most likely will name a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court.
He editorialized that “the Democrats know that a Republican victory will result in a conservative majority in the Supreme Court for many years to come that would jeopardize socialistic ideology.”
Ideology, I guess, which produced programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
When President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016 to replace Anton Scalia, he did not even get a hearing by Republican leader Mitch McConnell, which left the Supreme Court with only eight justices and shorthanded for 14 months, thus deadlocking the court on a number of issues and forcing it to decline to hear many others.
That’s playing politics with our judiciary. Is that a “conservative ideology”?