Casual sideswipe bias...

Epoch TimesAccording to the sources, Trump chose to wait on nominating Barrett because she would likely face resistance from two Senate Republican women who support abortion: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Some of Trump’s aides believed Republicans would pick up seats in the 2018 midterms, which would make it easier to confirm a more conservative candidate like Barrett.

Unmentioned: the Republicans did in fact pick up a Senate seat in the 2018 midterms. They lost the House, yes, but did gain a single seat in the Senate. And the Senate is where judicial confirmations happen. So why is this phrased as a counterfactual?

Epoch TimesGinsburg, 86, is the oldest justice on the Supreme Court. She had three bouts with cancer but returned to the bench each time and appears healthy.

If you've seen recent video of Ginsburg, she does not "appear healthy". She is mobile, but with an aide (or perhaps bodyguard) literally clutching her arm as she walks. Also note the lack of descriptives for Ginsburg's politics. Ginsburg is very political but is not described as such. The subject of the article is described as a "firebrand".

This entry was published Tue Apr 23 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-04-02 23:05:28.0. [Tweet]

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