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Hoeltgen: There is No Controversy in Appointing a Justice Before Nov. 3
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Hoeltgen: There is No Controversy in Appointing a Justice Before Nov. 3

The American left today will tell you that Biden’s attempts to obstruct democracy in 2020 were OK because Republicans used a similar argument in 2016. It is true that in 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a just and proper Senate hearing. But two wrongs do not make a right. McConnell’s attempt to obstruct the judicial process in 2016 was as unjust as Biden’s attempt in 2020.