The July 5 Associated Press news story, “Justice Ginsburg bemoans partisan divide in Congress,” by Aron Heller, set against the backdrop of a Supreme Court justice nomination, reads as part of the effort to pressure Congress into nominating President Donald Trump’s pick, in spite of it being written about the words of a liberal Supreme Court justice.
Republicans denied the Merrick Garland hearing for 11 months, thus preventing President Obama from carrying out his constitutional duty, as well as denying the majority of Americans a justice more in line with our values. But now the Democrats will be vilified as they try the same tactic. Well if it’s good for the goose …
Recently The Daily Astorian offered what appeared a strong stand in an editorial, “Enough — This is not America” (June 28). Yet, where was the foresight of The Daily Astorian editorial board? The kind of malice and cruelty we’ve witnessed with children being torn from their migrant parents, then imprisoned, shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. It’s the direction the Fox News/Trump train has always been heading, and still is.
Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court can shape the nation for generations. Now is not the time for bipartisanship. Now is the time for the Democrats and allies to stand and fight.
Michael A. “Sasha” Miller