It’s Day 3 of confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who President Donald Trump has selected to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year. With robust Republican support, Gorsuch seems poised to join the nation’s highest court. Republicans savored an earlier victory last year when they blocked consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, after a 247-day wait for a hearing that never materialized.
The U.S. Supreme Court battle will add to a growing list of victories for a newly invigorated and emboldened Republican Party. The flip side of the coin is that the party’s gains are showing up more and more the humiliating defeats of the Democratic Party, which seems unable to beat back Republican encroachments in its historic territories.
While the party loses ground and power—largely the result of self-inflicted wounds—the people suffer. Leid Stories asks: Is it time to repeal and replace the Democratic Party?