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Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:20 PM

McConnell blasts 'clumsy bullying' amid Thomas scrutiny

Source: MSN

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday doubled down on his defense of Justice Clarence Thomas, blasting "clumsy bullying from the political branches" over Thomas's handling of cases related to the 2020 presidential election.

McConnell's comments come after days of criticism in the wake of reports that Ginni Thomas, Clarence Thomas's wife, urged then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to move aggressively to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

McConnell dismissed calls for Thomas to recuse himself from cases related to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot as an "inappropriate pressure campaign."

"It has no basis in Justice Thomas's decades of impeccable service on the court. The justice and the entire court should feel free to completely ignore all this," McConnell said.

McConnell added that Thomas "is a great American" and an "outstanding justice."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mcconnell-blasts-clumsy-bullying-amid-thomas-scrutiny/ar-AAVFBbV?cvid=5be9772eb6ee41ba9bcffaf5d84461f3&ocid=winp1taskbar



And the gaslighting continues.

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Reply McConnell blasts 'clumsy bullying' amid Thomas scrutiny (Original post)
AZLD4Candidate Mar 2022 OP
Lovie777 Mar 2022 #1
NewHendoLib Mar 2022 #2
agingdem Mar 2022 #10
70sEraVet Mar 2022 #22
iluvtennis Mar 2022 #14
Atticus Mar 2022 #3
dchill Mar 2022 #16
Ocelot II Mar 2022 #4
chowder66 Mar 2022 #6
Probatim Mar 2022 #9
iscooterliberally Mar 2022 #5
DanieRains Mar 2022 #7
madaboutharry Mar 2022 #8
FloridaBlues Mar 2022 #11
Martin68 Mar 2022 #12
11 Bravo Mar 2022 #13
dchill Mar 2022 #15
turbinetree Mar 2022 #17
SouthernDem4ever Mar 2022 #30
turbinetree Mar 2022 #36
Initech Mar 2022 #18
They_Live Mar 2022 #19
bucolic_frolic Mar 2022 #20
bluestarone Mar 2022 #21
czarjak Mar 2022 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2022 #24
Evolve Dammit Mar 2022 #25
NNadir Mar 2022 #26
Brainfodder Mar 2022 #27
myohmy2 Mar 2022 #28
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2022 #29
Deminpenn Mar 2022 #31
twodogsbarking Mar 2022 #32
MurrayDelph Mar 2022 #33
oasis Mar 2022 #34
ificandream Mar 2022 #35

Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:23 PM

1. Oh please, can't the man speak for himself . .

and republicans should know about bullying, that's what they do.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:23 PM

2. Fuck the turtle. Worthless POS

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:38 PM

10. McConnell is terrified

Thomas will be forced to resign..and when and if that happens Biden gets another pick and McConnell's extreme right wing court-packing goes down the proverbial toilet...Judge Jackson must scare the shit out of old Mitch..what's particularly galling is Mitch's blatant hypocrisy...Cruz/Hawley/ Cotton,/Graham's insults, accusations, and verbally abusive behavior towards Judge Jackson was ok...but demanding Clarence resign, or the very least recuse himself, is mean..boo fucking hoo, Mitchie...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 06:32 PM

22. Or even if Thomas doesn't resign, but IS forced to recuse himself from ANY case involving

Jan6, OR Trump, OR anything to do with any member of that administration, then Biden might AS WELL get to appoint another Justice, because one solidly Rightwing vote will be lost.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:47 PM

14. Ditto. Fk him. n/t

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:28 PM

3. "I know a lot of good words"---including those adjective thingies.

"Impeccable" is not an adjective I would use to describe Clarence's "service on the Court".

Further, "outstanding" just does not at all seem the choice to describe what sort of "justice" he has been.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:53 PM

16. I believe it's just another "hi-tech lynching!"

They should resurrect that old chestnut!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:29 PM

4. And the way Judge Jackson was treated wasn't clumsy bullying

from a political branch? Fuck off and die, Mitch.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:30 PM

6. +1

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:37 PM

9. Nope - it was coordinated, strategic bullying.

Plus they have good friends in the media who will tell us they were working to ensure she was right person for the lifetime appointment. So it wasn't really bullying at all.

And... fuck off and die, Mitch.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:29 PM

5. Moscow Mitch McGunmassacre has spoken.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:31 PM

7. Clarence And Ginny Should Be Able To Do All The Crimes They Want And We Should Shut Our Traps

 

Says Mr. Turtle.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:36 PM

8. McConnell is a corrupt and dreadful human being.

He needs to shut up. Hypocrite.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:39 PM

11. One thing republicans do well is stay together and surround each other.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:45 PM

12. Clumsy bullying?" Isn't that just what we saw GOP Senators do to KBJ? Except that in Thomas' case it

actually involves a serious conflict of interest in his decision to hear cases related to January 6th. In fact, given his wife's positions, any case involving religious issues.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:47 PM

13. Speaking of "clumsy bullying", did Moscow Mitch not catch any of Judge Jackson's hearing?

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:49 PM

15. Moscow Mitch KNOWS "impeccable service" when he sees it.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:57 PM

17. FU #Moscow Mitch......

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his wife wanted to over throw a duly elected government, she DOES NOT BELIEVE in the PEACEFUL TRANSFER of POWER, just like you in a lot of ways.......this jerk doesn't want me to vote......,,,do you remember that he voted to dismantle the Voting Rights Act....and she wanted to help throw-out 7 million people and there votes that wanted to get rid of the traitors that are enablers to the right wing shit show unfolding in another country and in this country and then to top it all off the orange hair POS was asking a dictator for help and wishing that he was a buddy too to find dirt on the present sitting president's son, from a fucking dictator that helped him out the last time who has now attacked a democratically elected country that he was blackmailing and now has blood on his hands for that deadly show....and you want people to move on, and this guy was the only one to vote against the release of the national Archive records do you remember this "clumsy" BS #Moscow Mitch.......bite me.....



https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/455

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 05:20 AM

30. +1

Lest we forget!

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 01:54 PM

36. WE can not forget.....this is want they want....

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 05:03 PM

18. Clumsy bullying? Fuck off, Mitch!

They were actively involved in an attempt to overthrow the government. Thomas' 1 vote on the near unanimous decision to transfer power to Biden sticks out like a sore thumb. And now the MAGA dipshits are trying to cover it up. What you hiding, Mitch?

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 05:26 PM

19. Koch much

Mitch?

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 06:12 PM

20. Mitch steps into the fray to defend a SCOTUS? With his own track record? What's he trying to hide?

Very unusual in my mind.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 06:18 PM

21. THIS asshole didn't care about his fucking senators BULLYING

Ketanji Jackson,(Joe's choice for the SC)!! What an ASSHOLE!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 06:54 PM

23. What, no Whack-a-Mole?

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 06:55 PM

24. F___ off and die Moscow Mitch

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 07:13 PM

25. Wow. That's what I was thinking exactly!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 09:13 PM

26. How would this compare to his fellow racists bullying a supreme court nominee with overtly...

...racist commentary?

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 09:29 PM

27. As if I could take Moscow Mitch seriously for even .0000001 secs?

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 10:28 PM

28. if...

...the turtle likes him, he can't be worth a shit...

...thomas is married to a woman who wanted to overturn the results of a legitimate presidential election...

...tell me they've never spoken, tell me thomas had no idea what she was up to...

...being a justice and all you would think he would have offered a little legal/Constitutional advice...

...has he ever read our Constitution?

"...inappropriate pressure campaign."...my ass...

...what's inappropriate is the turtle defending this man and white-washing the situation...

...unbelievable...

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2022, 11:26 PM

29. I guess we'll need to be a bit more elegant with our bullying.

As we've been saying around here for a very long time, Ditch Mitch.


KY.........

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 08:39 AM

31. McConnell senses he is about to get bit by Karma

for his refusal to allow Garland's SCOTUS nomination to proceed, then the hurry-up confirmation of Barrett during the lame duck session of Congress before Biden was sworn in.

Once KJB is confirmed and more comes out about the role Ginny Thomas played in the plot to overturn the election, Justice Thomas' will be on the hot seat. Won't surprise me if CJ Roberts uses the political fallout to force Thomas to resign.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 08:52 AM

32. Mitch didn't look so good on TV.

Seemed to have trouble with his balance.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 12:13 PM

33. He has never believed in balance

and honor and ethics are only thing he believes in when weaponizing them against Democrats

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 12:28 PM

34. No surprise, Moscow Mitch has always been full of shit. nt

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 12:41 PM

35. The Turtle skirts the issues again.

That's what he does. I wish the people of Kentucky would kick his ass out.

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