Letters to the Editor: There’s an obvious solution to reining in the Supreme Court
In recent weeks, media reports have shown how President Trump’s court nominees are receiving a hostile reception from a majority of Senate Republicans. This comes at a time when he claims that the Republican party has “not one shred of evidence” that the allegations of Russian meddling in our presidential election are true.
There are a couple of possible explanations for this hostility from the GOP. First, it is possible that many on the right do not genuinely believe that Russian interference actually occurred. Second, it is possible that they actually do believe it to a certain extent but are reluctant to admit it.
The second option is that there is a lot of misinformation floating around. If the right does not genuinely believe that Russian interference occurred and instead wants to make it seem like the Kremlin is trying to influence our nation’s election process, the best way to do this is to focus on the unsubstantiated allegations.
This is what the right is doing with regard to Merrick Garland. The left has focused on alleged Russian collusion with Garland and has ignored the fact that Senate Republicans were perfectly willing to confirm him to the Supreme Court. It’s time for the right to follow suit by focusing on the unsubstantiated allegations about the Russian involvement in the election process.
The right is correct to focus on the unsubstantiated allegations because they are often correct. If there is a widespread belief that the Russians are trying to influence our elections, the best way to prove their interference is by proving Russian collusion. Instead, we get allegations and innuendo, which leads to baseless and unsubstantiated accusations.
The fact that the allegations are unsubstantiated does not mean that there are no grounds for their occurrence. If it is true that there is widespread Russian interference in our election, there should be a number of people claiming to have seen it. If there is widespread Russian interference in our election, one way to get around having to prove it would be to say that there is no Russian interference but just a conspiracy theory that is being used as a distraction.
The best way to prove that Russia is trying to influence our election process is to prove Russian collusion. Instead, we get baseless accusations and innuendo, which leads to baseless and unsubstantiated accusations.
The right should focus on unsubstantiated allegations because this is what many