It Looks Like “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell Is Back; Tweets About Replacement for RBG

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks back to his office after speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

Senator “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell wasted no time in sending the left into a complete furor, by announcing at the tail-end of his tribute to Justice Ginsburg, that he would be bringing a Trump-nominee for the court to a floor vote.  In a tweet sent out hours after the passing of the Notorious RBG, McConnell announced his intentions:

“In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term.  We kept our promise.  Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year.

By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary.  Once again, we will keep our promise.

President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had this to say before he offered any tribute or condolences on the death of Justice Ginsburg:

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

Only one thing is guaranteed at this point:  Chaos will reign.

Jennifer Van Laar





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