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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:25 PM

Mitch McConnell's nauseating hypocrisy comes into full focus

We saw this coming.

Not just that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might die before the election. But that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the most shameless man in Washington, would respond with one of the most nauseating acts of political hypocrisy in decades — vowing to rush a new Trump appointee onto the court in the two short months before the election.

That may not seem so nauseating and hypocritical on the face of it. After all, Donald Trump is the sitting president and Ginsburg died on his watch, so by law, Trump is entitled to nominate a successor and McConnell, in the ordinary course of events, would schedule confirmation hearings.

But McConnell doesn’t believe that! He argued just the opposite four years ago when Justice Antonin Scalia died and it was President Obama’s constitutional duty to fill the seat during his last year in office. Remember what McConnell did? He simply refused to hold confirmation hearings for Obama’s nominee in the Senate and ran out the clock until the following January. He argued — utterly unpersuasively — that a president in the final year of his term shouldn’t be appointing new justices.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-09-18/ginsburg-death-mcconnell-nominee-confirmation


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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:44 PM

1. The Orange Sociopath (Maybe even Psychopath) is a malignant narcissist; Moscow Mitch is pure evil.

Between the two they are destroying the country. Four years, we won't have a country left.

What are the voters in Kentucky thinking; the ones who keep re-electing him are partially responsible for what is going on. And apologies to those of you who are probably more upset by Moscow Mitch than people like me. It's awful when your neighbors, friends, relatives continue to elect someone so evil.

I live in a blue section of a red state. John Lewis was my congressman. Moved here from a congressman who was a member of the Tea Party so I know how it feels.

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