Regarding the Oct. 28 editorial “Have Republicans learned nothing?”:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) signaled an unfolding attack on the Constitution when he said, “There is certainly long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices.” He hinted that if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins, he would block any nominee to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Sen. John McCain(R-Ariz.) suggested a block of all justices she might name. GOP lawmakers are threatening to extend the scorched-earth campaign tactics of 2016 after Inauguration Day.