Majority of Americans, Including Many Republicans, Say Wait for Election to Replace Ginsburg - Reuters Poll
If the republicans display rampant hypocrisy and approve a Trump selection as I suspect they are most likely to do, then it’s time to expand the bench. There is ample reason to do so already: the case backlog alone warrants it - the court regularly turns away many cases now that it should probably hear instead.
Congress will also need to step up in the coming years and display a backbone - for I am certain there are Trump appointees on the other Federal benches who not only will misbehave and misapply justice enough to warrant impeachment, there are probably ones out there now who already have.
For decades the Democratic party has taken the high road but the dangers that lie ahead for our Democracy, our Republic, warrant a comb out of the kooks.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans, including many Republicans, want the winner of the November presidential election to name a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.
The national opinion poll, conducted Sept. 19-20 after Ginsburg’s death was announced, suggests that many Americans object to President Donald Trump’s plan, backed by many Senate Republicans, to push through another lifetime appointee and cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the court.
The poll found that 62% of American adults agreed the vacancy should be filled by the winner of the Nov. 3 matchup between Trump and Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden, while 23% disagreed and the rest said they were not sure.