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Opinion: Given the Republicans’ flip on Supreme Court confirmations, how do we know that Sen. Martha McSally won’t flip on her healthcare promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions?

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks at a “Latter-day Saints for Trump” campaign event in Mesa, Ariz., on August 11, 2020. (Photo: Michael Chow/The Republic)

So, OK. We now know (as if we didn’t before) that principles are a bendy thing in politics. 

It was, Senate Republicans told us, a bad idea to confirm a Supreme Court justice nominated 11 months before an election when Barack Obama was president.

Until now, suddenly, when it’s a good idea to confirm a Supreme Court justice nominated five weeks before an election when Donald Trump is president.

Cue Arizona’s own Sen. Martha McSally, who either doesn’t see the hypocrisy or just doesn’t care.

“A Supreme Court vacancy has now made this already critical election