If the Need for Obliteration Arises

In a Washington Post column yesterday, after a moving tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jennifer Rubin made clear, in a rare and probably unprecedented use of bold face type, that Democrats must explain to Republicans unequivocally that if they persist in ignoring the Constitution and norms of decency and fairness and further pursue their reckless and shameful effort to secure longterm control of the government of the United States by filling the Supreme Court court vacancy during the remaining weeks of the Trump presidency that: “If the Senate confirms a new justice before the next president is inaugurated, the new Senate and president will by any means necessary obliterate the impact of that move.”

   Such means could include expanding the size of the Court, ending the filibuster, and admitting the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as states.