In March 2016, Sen. Dan Sullivan issued a statement announcing why he was acting to delay the consideration of Judge Garland to the Supreme Court. I quote “The decision to withhold advancement of Mr. Garland’s nomination isn’t about the individual, it’s about the principle. Alaskans, like all Americans, are in the midst of an important national election. The next Supreme Court justice could fundamentally change the direction of the Court for years to come. Alaskans deserve to have a voice in that direction their vote, and we will ensure that they have one.”
With an equally important national election 42 days away and not 10 months away, why shouldn’t this same principle apply today? Why should Sullivan treat the voice of 2020 voters any different than the voice of 2016 voters? If Sullivan is a man of his word; is a man of principle he should decline to vote on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement until after the inauguration. Plain and simple. If he decides to treat 2020 voters differently than 2016 voters he does not deserve to be reelected. Plain and simple.