by Virginia Kruta
Meghan McCain said Monday that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings had “changed the game” for many Republicans.
McCain added that she herself had been “completely radicalized” by Kavanaugh’s 2018 testimony, saying that she believed it would color the way a lot of Republicans saw the next confirmation battle. And that battle, to fill the seat vacated when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last Friday, could unfold even as the November election approaches.
[…] McCain began by saying that a quick confirmation had really only been made possible by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid when he scrapped the judicial filibuster and argued that the potential for contested election results made the possibility of a split 4-4 court even more problematic.