Oops, he did it again. With “he” referring to Mitch McConnell. If you’re wondering whether or not McConnell has made another mood to make the Democrats happy while simultaneously blowing off the American people, you’re wondering correctly.
As Mr. McConnell has apparently decided that the idea of Merrick Garland as the Attorney General is apparently totally acceptable. Despite Garland’s rather open embrace of open borders, late term abortions, and, of course, endlessly chasing the Capitol Hill rioters, McConnell apparently has no reservations whatsoever, particularly when looking at his own response to the media.
When Politico inquired if McConnell supported the nomination of Merrick Garland as the new Attorney General (AG) for the United States, he had a grand total of two words in reply.
“I do.” [Source: News Max]
“I do.” What is McConnell doing, getting married? That was not exactly the most informative statement in the world, and it is safe to say that McConnell is not exactly going to win massive points for transparency. Quite the contrary, actually.
McConnell’s response is even more bizarre when taking a walk down memory lane to when Obama attempted to move Garland into the Supreme Court, especially since he actively undermined Garland’s nomination.
At the time, McConnel remarked that the Senate had the “constitutional right” to “act as a check” against Garland.
“It is a president’s constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice, and it is the Senate’s constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent.” [Source: NPR]
One does wonder why McConnell was so vehemently opposed to Garland then and is apparently just fine with him now. Especially since McConnell spoke in grand generalities, as usual, aside from when he is bashing Trump, of course.
“President Obama and his allies may now try to pretend this disagreement is about a person .. The decision the Senate announced weeks ago remains about a principle, not a person.” [Source: News Max]
McConnell also rattled on about “principles” regarding his position on Garland, which, once more, leads one to wonder exactly which “principle” he might be referring to. And while Obama is excellent at “pretending,” it is clear that McConnell is not that far off from a massive pretended himself, especially taking into account the rather blatant disloyalty he has demonstrated towards Trump.
Even more stunningly, McConnel’s comments on “politicization” back in 2016 make his active submission to the Democrats now even more baffling.
“It seems clear President Obama made this nomination not, not with the intent of seeing the nominee confirmed, but in order to politicize it for purposes of the election.” [Source: NPR]
Really, McConnell. As if you do not “politicize” things yourself … as in the riot on Capitol Hill. In fact, McConnell rapidly rushed to judgment against Trump, despite having no evidence for his claim.
And, given that the American people are not exactly ecstatic with the choice of Garland, McConnell’s previous comments regarding Garland frankly sour to the top of the irony list.
“The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let’s give them a voice. Let’s let the American people decide. The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next president nominates, whoever that might be.” [Source: NPR]
Wow. So, back in 2016, it was all about the American people “having their say.”
Fast forward to 2021, and not only is McConnell apparently opposed to the First Amendment, namely in terms of the right to peacefully assemble (i.e., the majority of the Capitol Hill participants), but he is also apparently opposed to how the American people feel now, given that millions have the exact same thoughts Trump does regarding the election.
Speaking of Trump, he really cannot return soon enough …