Last month, the nation came together in recognition of Justice Ginsburg’s life as an inspiration to millions of men, women, and children.“ Her work throughout her career to end sexism, unethical laws and institutions was in keeping with the values we promote in the Democratic Party.
However, her passing created a firestorm in society. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s unbelievable, immoral double standard in rushing the replacement of Justice Ginsburg just hours after her passing and weeks before a presidential election is shameful. Voters were shocked again last night by the complete and utter hypocrisy of the 52 Trump Republicans who jammed through the radical conservative replacement for Justice Ginsburg after having demanded that confirmation wait until inauguration.
With the confirmation of Coney-Barrett now complete - voters of all political persuasions in Orange County should look to what can be done locally to register their discontent. Down ballot support of Democratic judicial candidates, including three exceptional judicial candidates from Orange County -Maria Patrizio, Judge Paul Trachte and Judge E. Loren Williams, is the only option. These local judicial candidates are a talented slate of candidates running on the Democratic line this year. With no local Republicans willing to stand up to the atrocity of the Trump and McConnell assault on our democratic institutions, it is vital that voters understand that their vote of the Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the entire slate of Democratic judicial candidates provides a check and balance to Republican hypocrisy.