The Republican Party post-Trump: a circus without the tent

A Parallax View

There is a hidden fear that is playing out along with the Republicans rushing to place a conservative judge to the Supreme Court. There is, of course, the obvious; Trump wants to protect his flank as he attempts to disrupt the election. By stacking the court he reasonably expects that any court case emanating from contesting of ballots or other election-related legal wrangles his lawyers can muster the three Trump appointments plus Thomas and Alito gives him a win. From Mitch McConnell’s perspective, the…