Regarding “Livid with Feinstein” (Letters, Sept. 23): Regrettably, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is merely being realistic about lacking the ability to force Republicans not to replace the esteemed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Nor does she have the power to make them bow to her pressure, as the letter writer suggests. Having apparently taken the “Hypocritic Oath,” Republicans hold the power to act now. Their current power, unfortunately, is a fact (not an alternative fact).
Even if it does not help the Supreme Court now, however, our votes for Democrats in both the Congressional and executive branches of government will at least be a step toward restoring decency and accountability in our government.
It is little comfort that just as former President Barack Obama undoubtedly thought the next president following him would be a Democrat to fill a Supreme Court seat,
Republicans now believe it is likely that the next president will be a Democrat.
Jacquelyn Gentry, Foster City