My friend at DemWritePress wrote an thoughtful piece about how to think about the SCOTUS vacancy going forward. I encourage you to read it.
This is high-stakes political chess. Mueller, the 2018 elections, the preservation of democracy, and even impeachment are all factors in a Democratic response strategy to Trump’s SCOTUS pick.
Sometimes you have to lose a queen to put the King in check. But losing the whole game isn’t an option. Checkmate must be ours.