When Justice Scalia passed away in 2016, the GOP-controlled Senate blocked Obama’s appointment of Merrick Garland, claiming it was inappropriate to nominate a Justice in the middle of an election cycle (BTW, he died was 11 months before E-Day). In a move of major hypocrisy (looking at you, Lindsey Graham) the GOP intends to appoint appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett to the bench with less than a month until the 2020 presidential election. This would be Trump’s 3rd SCOTUS appointment and would heavily sway the Court to the right (w/ 6 of 9 current justices appointed by GOP administrations). Barrett’s confirmation hearing is slated for the end of the month. The GOP has a 53-47 majority in the Senate, and with only 2 GOP Senators opposing the confirmation so far (Collins and Murkowski), we need 4 more to block the new justice.