MICHAEL MEDVED

Medved: Is Democratic Supreme Court frenzy really about timing?

Sep 28, 2020, 2:14 PM
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, holds a press briefing on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In their furious reaction to confirmation plans for a successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democrats insist it’s all about timing. But even if she’d passed, or resigned, two years earlier, would Democrats offer more cooperation in approving a successor?

Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were both appointed years ahead of any presidential contest, but still drew near-unanimous Democratic opposition. Clarence Thomas provoked frenzied partisan attempts to defeat and discredit him, as did the esteemed Judge Robert Bork in 1987, though both votes took place more than a year before presidential balloting.

Meanwhile, Republicans made no similar attempts to destroy Democratic nominees, giving bi-partisan support to Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and, yes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Why the contrast?

Democrats view the judiciary as a political branch of government — for enacting progressive reforms that lack popular support for legislative action. Their resulting politicization of the confirmation process makes the judiciary the target of narrow and destructive partisanship.

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Medved: Is Democratic Supreme Court frenzy really about timing?