Hypocrisy of Republicans
Republicans have controlled the senate since 2010. During the remainder of Obama’s administration, they blocked 110 of his judicial nominees and blocked consideration of his nominee to the Supreme Court in February 2016 on the spurious ground (contrary to the intent of the United States Constitution) that only eleven months remained in his presidential term. During the Trump administration, they have confirmed 218 judges, many of them right-wing ideologues, including two supreme court judges, to which, with only three weeks remaining until a presidential election, they are about to install a third. Republicans have no standing to complain about how, if Democrats gain control of the White House and the senate, they might pack the courts.