Mitch McConnell says the quiet part loud here— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 11, 2020
I'm against adding seats to the Supreme Court, but if it happens, the whining of these two can be discounted. For them, it's ruthless hardball until the opposing pitcher beans them. The beanball is a rule-breaker but it's the rule-breaker that encourages mutual adherence to the rules. McConnell and Hannity are just begging for a beanball.
Let me be clear: I see the dangers of adding seats to the court. It's a violation of institutional norms that support fairness while threatening a dangerous escalation of partisan power grabs. But that's exactly what the last four years of Trump have been about. The GOP has repeatedly violated institutional norms in a power grab. All fairness is lost if only one side adheres to norms. So far, Republicans show no inclination to adhere to the norms for fairness, so it wouldn't be a shock if Democrats up the ante with a legal but norm-busting move.
And the fairness argument is out there. You may not like their approach to addressing unfairness, but when people think the game is unfairly rigged, they lose a sense of obligation to play fairly.
Lets talk SCOTUS & Judges#MoscowMitch McConnell started with Merrick Garland delay, and also denied over 100 Obama district court nominees. He has altered the balance of the courts in unfair manner. That needs to be corrected. Duh. It also will be. And here's the how...— Tomi T Ahonen Ruthlessly (@tomiahonen) October 11, 2020