Republicans have shown incredible hypocrisy by seeking to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement, infers Lili Loofbourow of Slate. In 2016, when Justice Antonin Scalia died nine months before the election, they prevented President Obama from replacing him. The reason was that the American people should be able to make this decision so close to an election. No longer benefiting the GOP, this rationale has gone out of the window, and with it, any trust or reliance on rules in the US political system. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is splitting the country further apart and denying Americans, who have already started voting, a voice in this matter.
The Republican party should choose the next Supreme Court Justice, believes Liz Peek of Fox News. Democrats' calls of hypocrisy are misplaced; their partisan behavior has made political gamesmanship the name of the game. This stood out strongest with the huge smear campaign against Brett Kavanaugh, which was led with baseless accusations from major Democrats. Their party has resisted President Trump at every point and turn, doing everything to sully his name and undermine him, particularly with the Russiagate investigation. Republicans are justified in seeking to replace Justice Ginsburg; it is fully within their right.