McConnell sinks to new low in wake of RBG passing

Tell Mitch McConnell: No vote on a new Supreme Court Justice until after inauguration!


Today’s Top Stories:

Mitch McConnell vows to seat unnamed Trump nominee to Supreme Court one hour after the announcement of Ginsburg’s death

The GOP Senate majority leader, who stonewalled President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for eight months leading up to the 2016 election, waited one hour after the news of Ginsburg’s death to declare, “President Trump’s nominee WILL receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist icon and second woman to serve on Supreme Court, dies at 87
The Supreme Court justice was a trailblazer for American women and a fierce advocate for gender equality.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joe Biden issues a must-hear response to the bombshell passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Democrats must demand that no nominee be put forward until voters have their say on November 3rd.

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We’ve been waiting for this.

Embattled Sen. Lindsey Graham flip-flops on SCOTUS nominee
Graham in 2018: “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait until the next election.” Graham last month: “We’ll cross that bridge… The rules have changed as far as I’m concerned.”

Democratic Senator Ed Markey calls for eliminating filibuster, expanding Supreme Court if GOP fills vacancy
“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Markey said. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

McConnell panics about Democrats retaking the Senate and getting their revenge
The Grim Reaper of American politics made it clear that he is very nervous about being served a taste of his own medicine.

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Assange lawyer says Trump offered deal to avoid extradition
Assange, who has been indicted on 17 espionage charges, was indirectly offered a “win-win” deal by the president to help cover up Russia involvement in the 2016 hacking of Democratic National Committee emails.

Take Action: Demand Congress take urgent action after Trump invited foreign collusion in 2020 Election!

Ex-White House aide unloads on Trump’s narcissistic mishandling of pandemic
Olivia Troye, a former senior aide to Pence, pointedly noted that America’s pandemic response was “derailed by the person at the very top.”

Take Action: Demand the White House stop gaslighting America for its failed response — The buck stops with Trump!

Kushner rejected federal action to help states, calling pandemic shortages “their problem”
His people are going to suffer, Kushner said of New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, “and that’s their problem.”


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Today’s Action: Respect democracy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish

We are in deep mourning for the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has died at the age of 87. Ginsburg was a feminist icon, a brilliant mind who fought fiercely for progressive values. She was the second of only four women ever confirmed to the Supreme Court. We owe so much to her efforts.

And her final request, made to her granddaughter shortly before her death, was extremely clear: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

This is an all hands-on-deck emergency. Call or email your senators and demand they block Mitch McConnell’s efforts to squeeze in a Trump SCOTUS nomination before January, but also ALL daily business if he tries to move forward.

In 2016, Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on President Obama’s nominee for over a year until Obama eventually left office. His pseudo-reason: because a SCOTUS nomination shouldn’t happen during an election year. Trump’s first nomination was the seat Obama was meant to fill.

In 2016, Scalia died 237 days before Election Day. Today is 45 days until Election Day, and the shortest Supreme Court confirmation in history was 47 days. But McConnell has predictably made an unabashed about-face and plans to squeeze in Trump’s third nomination in the next month and a half. And a 6-3 Republican majority in SCOTUS will have devastating legal consequences for decades.

Trump and McConnell have destroyed the game, and it’s time for our leaders to fight back by doing the same. Republicans must hear from us and Democrats must obstruct from every angle. Not just the nomination – we mean every angle if McConnell tries to move forward..

We’ve got your back, RBG, because you had ours first.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they do EVERYTHING in the power to stop Mitch McConnell stealing another Supreme Court seat for Trump.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Mitch McConnell: No vote on a new Supreme Court Justice until after inauguration, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.