The main talking point among Democrats and the mainstream media today upon hearing that Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring was that there should be no confirmation hearings for a new justice until after the midterm elections — that blue wave that’s coming this fall will ensure there are enough votes to block any of President Trump’s nominees.

Igor Volsky of the Center for American Progress has a slightly different take: he’s insisting that there be no confirmation hearings until Robert Mueller’s report is released, in light of the “overwhelming evidence” that Trump colluded with Russia and stole the election.

We’re pretty sure that’s not how it works, but nice try.

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