The Amy Coney Barrett hearings could ‘Bork’ Biden
The battle over a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg risks becoming a nightmare for the Democrats. And the fight could even displace Donald Trump’s clumsy mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic as the primary ballot-box issue. When Justice Ginsburg died in September, Democrats demanded that the Senate refuse to hold confirmation hearings for Mr. Trump’s nominee prior to the November election, to leave the decision to whomever American voters choose to be their next president. This, after all, was how Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proceeded in 2016, when his party refused to hold hearings for Barack Obama’s election-year nomination of Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.