I am compelled to write this letter in fairness to all the people of our nation.

We have just lost a Supreme Court Justice who was beloved by many Americans. She fought for justice for all — women’s rights, Black lives, immigrants and too many more to mention here.

In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the president is making a full-out grab for her judicial seat while the rest of the USA is still reeling from the loss. In 2016, when President Obama wanted to submit a name for election to the Supreme Court, Republicans and Mitch McConnell said it was “so close to a general election and the electorate needed to have a say in how that seat was filled” — it was a nine-month lead time!

Yet, we are six weeks pre-election, and he is now happy to rush this Republican selection through.

This hypocrisy further divides our nation. Respect and unity? No, sir!

Call, fax, email or write via mail to your senators to express your dismay at this lack of respect for an honored American’s wishes and the rights of the opposition party. There is plenty of time to find someone to sit in her seat, even though they most likely will not fill it in the way Ruth Bader Ginsburg did!

Christine Spigarelli

Rio Rancho