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The Right Has a 6-3 Supreme Court Majority; McConnell Wants 9-0

The most recent Gallup poll is clear about Roe v Wade-- 58% of Americans want the Supreme Court to keep it and 32% want it overturned. The problem for the pro-Choice position is that many voters don't connect the question to candidates-- at least not strongly enough to change how they vote in congressional elections.

Republicans have long voted for candidates based on the Supreme Court, particularly the biggest component of the GOP coalition-- poorly educated evangelicals. Democrats want to see pro-Choice justices appointed... but they haven't tended to use it as the top motivation in elections.

Just this morning, McConnell told right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt that if Republicans regain the majority in the Senate, they will block any Biden Supreme Court nominees regardless of who they are. Is this part of the Manchin-Sinema definition of bipartisanship? When asked, McConnell told Hewitt that "it's highly unlikely-- in fact, no, I don't think either party, if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election." Middle of an election? Meaning any time?"

State Senator Chris Larson is the progressive Democrat running for the Wisconsin Senate seat occupied by Ron Johnson. "As someone who believes in the constitution and the idea that America should be a functioning democratic republic," he told today, "I'm horrified by the latest threats from Mitch McConnell to further break and divide our country. It's another unfortunate reminder that the system is rigged for the rich and powerful and politicians like Mitch McConnell and Ron Johnson will do anything they can to further enrich themselves while blocking progress for the rest of America. We can unrig the system. It starts with us and our grassroots movement defeating Ron Johnson here in Wisconsin and electing a true progressive who will end the filibuster, fight for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, implement a wealth tax, and ensure we return to a functioning democracy. We beat Trump in 2020. Now we have to beat Trumpism in 2022."

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