Mitch McConnell’s Finest Hour
Excerpt: Democrats are trying to cover up this embarrassing loss with fig leafs, such as the idea that the filibuster is a sacred totem or that Mr. McConnell grievously sinned by withholding a vote on Merrick Garland in the final year of Barack Obama’s Presidency. The
described widely at the time as a maneuver to put Senate Republicans in a box.
The Democrats bet that Republicans would wave through Mr. Garland to avoid
President Hillary Clinton appointing someone to the left of Sonia Sotomayor. It
must have been a shock when Mr. McConnell took that bet and waited for the
results of the 2016 election to decide the future direction of the Supreme
Court. He won. Garland
After bruising and historic battle, US Senate confirms Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday, filling the critical ninth seat that has been vacant for over a year. The 54-45 vote came after Senate Republicans changed the rules to no longer require a super majority.