Michael Knowles has good insights into the background of the current fight about the RBG seat on the SCOTUS.
Basically, the left have to be so vicious, because Roe v Wade is still their pet decision, and they have to fear it might be reversed, once they lose their near-majority (incl. the somewhat unreliable chief justice).
But what's really hilarious is how Joe Biden during the Bush administration, then apparently chairman of the Senate Judicial Committee, tried to prevent Judge Thomas from being approved for the Supreme Court.
Just watch what and how Thomas answered at the time.
It is really something to behold and to share.
Jump to 25 minutes into the show and then have the drama unfold. Glorious.
As a bonus, I'll give you the spot-on explanation by the MITCH as to why it is perfectly correct to fill the vacant seat right now. There is nothing strange or indecent about it. It is just respect for the voters.