The Wall Street Journal editorial board argued in an opinion piece that former President Donald Trump was to blame for Democrats being able to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Democrats celebrated on Friday the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson by a count of 53 votes for and 47 votes against her confirmation. Three Republicans joined the Democrats, but she would have been confirmed with a tie-breaker by Vice President Kamala Harris even if the vote had been 50-50 along partisan lines.
The editorial board argued that Trump's focus on delegitimizing the official election results took away from the effort to win two runoff elections determining Georgia's two Senate seats.
"Republicans shouldn't forget who is to blame for their predicament. If President Trump hadn't been preoccupied with imagined fraud conspiracies after the 2020 election, Republicans probably would have retained two Senate seats in the January 2021 Georgia runoff elections," wrote the board.
"Without Democratic Senate control, President Biden might have been forced to choose a more moderate nominee than Judge Jackson or possibly a jurist older than age 51, with a shorter prospective Supreme Court career," they added.
The board had previously argued in March, 2021, that the Republican party should leave Trump in the past after losing control of the Congress in the same election he lost the presidency. The former president fired back at the board in a scathing statement.
"The Wall Street Journal editorial page continues, knowingly, to fight for globalist policies such as bad trade deals, open borders, and endless wars that favor other countries and sell out our great American workers, and they fight for RINOS that have so badly hurt the Republican Party. That's where they are and that's where they will always be," said Trump.
"Fortunately, nobody cares much about The Wall Street Journal editorial anymore," he added. "They have lost great credibility."
Here's 'Morning Joe' commenting on the WSJ editorial:
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