'Disgusting': Mitch McConnell ignites an enraged backlash after bragging about rigging the Supreme Court
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell again boasted that he blocked former president Barack Obama from fulfilling his constitutional obligation to fill the late Antonin Scalia's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Kentucky Republican has previously crowed about refusing to hear the nomination of Merrick Garland and holding the seat open for nearly a year, until Donald Trump could nominate a conservative after his 2016 election.
"[It's] the single most consequential thing I've done in my time as majority leader of the Senate," McConnell told conservative broadcaster Hugh Hewitt on Monday.
The comment drew a strong reaction.
We\u2019re living through an endless cycle of republican abuse of power and obstruction of justice that has seen two impeachments and an ongoing insurrection so far. There is no end, no bottom, they simply will not comply with the imperatives of government or institutions of justice— Luke Zaleski (@Luke Zaleski) 1623680616
He's saying, "Yes, I'm disgusting and darn proud of it." What a worm.— Denise O'Berry (@Denise O'Berry) 1623678743
@LeaderMcConnell, beg to differ, "the single most consequential thing" you've done "as majority leader of the Senate" is to not vote to impeach Donald J.Trump not once but twice.— Louis R. Bridgeman (@Louis R. Bridgeman) 1623679126
So much for bipartisanship. Dems, wake up. Moscow Mitch and the tyrannical GOP will not work with youhttps://twitter.com/thehill/status/1404444024358981643\u00a0\u2026— Harry J. Schiffman (@Harry J. Schiffman) 1623682537
he's right. ending this democracy was absolutely the single most consequential thing he has done. \n(it also gave him eternal adoration from the beltway media).— Tzippy Shmilovitz \ud83e\udd26\u200d\u2640\ufe0f (@Tzippy Shmilovitz \ud83e\udd26\u200d\u2640\ufe0f) 1623679656
He's correct, and it was a disgrace, a distortion of how the system should function. He knew it, and so did the so-called "moderates" in his GOP Senatorial caucus. He can high-five Hewitt now for it.— Syncopated Politics (@Syncopated Politics) 1623679320
"I was the biggest asshole EVER, and they let me get away with it"...— Paul Rabin (@Paul Rabin) 1623678786
He\u2019s not wrong. I\u2019m pretty sure he finally broke the Senate as a functioning body by doing that. It was consequential.— sblawyer (@sblawyer) 1623678857
Exactly-- that is where the end of our American democracy began -- when one man (McConnell) selfishly put his party interests ahead of American citizens. Trump then trampled on the remains. It's up to President Joe & the Dems to bring us back from the brink.— RJ (@RJ) 1623681171
He brags about that all the fucking time. When Republicans throw out Senate norms in their advantage they are super proud of it & media is cool w it. When Dems even talk about it the media is very critical of them.— Goin 90 I ain't scary (@Goin 90 I ain't scary) 1623679074
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