Far too powerful and way too long-serving Kentucky GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell (who fails to realize that all sensible voters in the Bluegrass State are gonna toss him out of office next year) is hellbent on changing SCOTUS (as well as the rest of the federal judiciary) quick quick.
He would love nothing better than for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to call Donald Trump, yesterday or the day before, to tell him she is resigning from the highest court in our land.
But hold on, Mitch. Just today, RBG issued the opinion in a case slamming the Virginia GOP for its obvious racial gerrymandering (https://www.npr.org/2019/06/17/733389132/supreme-court-hands-democrats-a-win-on-racial-gerrymandering-in-virginia?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20190617&utm_campaign=news&utm_term=nprnews&utm_id=41884982).
Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith visited McConnell a mere three minutes ago and found him weeping in his chambers. Bending over McConnell was his close personal friend, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo), who never fails to be by McConnell’s side as he makes his stentorian announcements. Sen. Barrasso was manfully but unsuccessfully trying to console the Senate Majority Leader because RBG is still on the Court. Barrasso, a physician, scurried around frantically trying to think of a medicatioin he could prescribe to bring McConnell out of his very deep depression.
Then ASR Smith watched in fascination as McConnell’s wife, Trump’s Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, arranged for McConnell to be flown back to Kentucky, never to return.