Thursday, January 12, 2017

Supreme Hypocrisy

So let me see if I have this straight . . .
Mitch McConnell wouldn't allow any Senate hearings for any Supreme Court nominee President Obama offered up to replace Antonin Scalia, and now that Donald Trump gets to fill the Court vacancy that Obama should have filled, McConnell doesn't want the Democrats to block a Trump nominee because it is their constitutional duty to respect a presidential nominee to the High Court.
So why didn't McConnell extend the same courtesy to Obama when he nominated Merrick Garland?  Oh, that's right - the Kentucky Republican said it would be inappropriate for a Supreme Court nominee to be submitted in a presidential election year in which the sitting President was a lame duck, and that it would be better to let the people indicate through the election which presidential candidate they wanted to see choose justices for the Court. 
The people chose Hillary Clinton.
Which means she would probably have renewed the Garland appointment, so even though Trump won the electoral vote, why not just confirm Garland?
Because McConnell talks out of both sides of his tiny mouth. 
Besides, he's happy.  His wife got another Cabinet post.
Maybe that's why he doesn't want to slow Trump's Cabinet nominations for Senate confirmation . . ..

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