Are Republicans Hypocrites, or Merely Playing the Political Game?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Daniel Costa

Assistant Opinions Editor

On September 18th, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of pancreatic cancer. Almost immediately, the cogs of politics were in motion as Republicans went on the offensive while the Democrats attempt to hold the line until presidential results roll in. The Republicans may have a majority in the Senate and the Presidency, but the Democrats have an ace up their sleeve that they have been especially eager to employ: the knowledge that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnel employed the same tactics Democrats are employing now, and successfully.