Because John McCain says that they’re not going to allow Clinton to appoint a supreme court justice. All that garbage about not appointing Merrick Garland so as to let the next president decide, they are now admitting, was garbage.
The Republicans are currently left being supported by a party that is 100% bigot and heavily uneducated. Normal people have fled. That means that politicians with an R next to their names have to decide whether to cater to the R base, to try to capture independents despite the presidential ticket, or, possibly, in the future to switch party affiliation.
It seems like they’re trying to cater to the R base. In doing so, they are literally threatening our democracy.
The easiest solution to this problem is to VOTE THEM OUT. Supreme court confirmations need 60 votes. The more senators that are Democrats, the more likely we won’t have to explain to our children exactly why separation of powers isn’t currently working like it’s taught in school.
Here’s fivethirtyeight senate forecasts. Do any of the swing states look worth sending money to or volunteering for?
Other state and local races are also important. Every census, congressional districts are redrawn and there will be less Republican gerrymandering if there’s more Democrats (and other) in the offices that make these decisions.
What are you doing for the election? Are you energized? What are the best ways to volunteer? Where are the best places to donate money?