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'That's Pretty Rich!' CNN Host Blasts Mitch McConnell's Blatantly Hypocritical Complaints About Kavanaugh's Nomination

The stakes of Supreme Court nominations are getting higher.

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Republicans are up in arms about the sexual assault allegations now dogging Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and no one is more infuriated than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

But in his defense of Kavanaugh and of the Supreme Court nomination process, McConnell's complaints are transparently hypocritical, as CNN host Brooke Baldwin pointed out Monday in response to a speech from the Senate majority leader. McConnell has no moral ground to stand on because of his radical decision in 2016 to refuse to hold any hearings or votes on President Barack Obama's nominee Judge Merrick Garland. 

"Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, just decided to lecture Democrats for their actions involving a Supreme Court nominee," said Baldwin. "The same Mitch McConnell who would not give the person Obama wanted to be on his Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, a hearing, right? That's pretty rich!"

Gloria Borger, a CNN analyst, agreed: "Merrick Garland was waiting around for 400 days, and then never did get a hearing or a vote. And so it is pretty rich to hear McConnell say, 'This is the schedule, and we are going to stick to it.'"

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.