On Friday night as the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing hit the news, takes started flying in every direction and the election run-up got a jump start, any other topics flew right off the radar screen.
Many outlets posted obituaries and long articles on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, immediately followed by the political ramifications. Politico quickly reported Leader McConnell’s vow to hold a vote on a nominee before the election, completely reversing his position from the Merrick Garland fiasco, and proving himself to be as hypocritical as his opponents often allege.
The Guardian reported that a statue of RBG will be put up in Brooklyn, her home borough, which has to be the most positive news story about a statue in decades.
Just as I’m writing, The Hill put out a story stating that Susan Collins (R-Maine) does not think a justice should be nominated before the election. This bodes poorly for McConnell, but might ultimately be meaningless.
I’ll be writing a post outlining various potential scenarios regarding her replacement later this week.
On the Covid-19 front, The Daily Beast reports that Trump now admits there will be no vaccine before April, putting to bed the miracle vaccine theory of Trump’s potential re-election.
That’s it for the weekend.