Bench Memos

Thank You, Jon…

…for the exclamation point. Making me feel less hysterical this morning. In the next issue of National Review , just to bed, Kate O’Beirne and Rich Lowry have a “fire Congress” piece. I will not be able to knock that they-deserve-to-lose feeling–however wrong or unfair it may be–if Republicans cave on these nominations. 

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