“A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. They won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come.”


So said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week of Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the US supreme court, rushed through by a tiny majority just one week before the country goes to the polls.


His statement sums up, pretty perfectly, why liberal America is so perturbed by Coney Barrett’s hastened appointment to the chair freed up by women’s rights icon, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. While all polls point towards Trump being ousted in next week’s US election, his appointment of a third justice ensures that his presence will be felt for decades to come, whether he remains in the White House or not.


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