WASHINGTON: Its legacy time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Fulfilling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the fall election is as much about McConnells goal of securing conservative majority on the court for decades to come as it is about confirming President Donald Trumps upcoming nominee.
Theres no guarantee the Kentucky Republican will succeed. He is about to move ahead with a jarring and politically risky strategy to try to bend his majority in the Senate to accomplish the remarkable. If it works, he will have ushered three justices to the court in four years, a historic feat.
For better or worse, this will be how McConnells tenure as a Senate leader will be measured.
Sen. McConnell already has played a huge role in shaping the Supreme Court for decades…