OK, so the “outrage machine” is at work once again. It does not really matter which side of the issue you are on. Both sides are ginned up over the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how we should proceed. This is not an overly interesting topic. However, I’m posting on the subject for archive. Here it is in a simple nutshell.
It is said that RBG wanted to wait for a new President as a death bed wish. OK, that’s fine. As a person having free speech that is or was her right. RBG never tried to hide her disdain for President Trump and most things conservative. However, a death bed wish is not a legal argument, is it?
In a July 2016 interview, RBG was asked if the Senate had an obligation to assess Judge Garland’s qualifications, her answer was immediate.
“That’s their job,” she said. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year.”
While leftists in the media and politicians will cry and moan about the injustice of it all the facts are the facts. RBG was correct. The President is the President until the next one swears in. People may not see this as fair or nice but it is the way it is.
Additionally, it is telling that Nancy Pelosi is not ruling out another impeachment. What would they impeach Trump for? The same thing that Obama did back in 2016? Americans who are fed up with the actions of Democrats for the past 4 years will only be hardened against them if they try another impeachment over nothing.
Lastly, I’m sure our veteran community and others have thoughts and feelings about all this. The bottom line is the rules are the rules. Maybe the Senate will not vote until after election day. Either way, they all retain the powers of their offices right up until the swearing-in of a new Congress on 3 January and the President on 20 January. Everything else is just part of the outrage machine.
PS Don’t forget to post the Flag on your social media and put one outside your house or apartment if you can. The US Flag now stands for being pro-Trump.