There are two answers to the question posed by Chronicle journalist Joe Garofoli’s article “Will flipflop on Supreme Court matter to voters?” (Sept. 23). Yes, if you’re a Democrat or Independent voter who is appalled by the
GOP’s ruthless tactics to control judicial appointments, suppress voter turnout and kowtow to its white evangelical base.
No, if you’re a Republican who thinks that ending the right to abortion while protecting the right to have guns are top priorities, and defends a president who has told over 20,000 lies while in office. I’d agree with Garofoli’s assessment that, no matter when the next Supreme Court justice is confirmed, all of the controversy surrounding the process will further diminish our nation’s respect for its highest court.
Dylan Seager, San Francisco