In his Sunday newsletter, Axios’s Mike Allen laid out “the Democrats’ armageddon option” in the fight over a new Supreme Court justice. Here it is (emphasis in the original):
Furious Democrats are considering total war — profound changes to two branches of government, and even adding stars to the flag — if Republicans jam through a Supreme Court nominee, then lose control of the Senate.
On the table: Adding Supreme Court justices ... eliminating the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to end filibusters ... and statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico.
This is disturbing. Not that Democrats are considering these options, but that they’re being framed as “armageddon” and “total war.”