CNN: In reversal from 2016, McConnell says he would fill a potential Supreme Court vacancy in 2020
“Speaking at a Paducah Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Kentucky, McConnell was asked by an attendee, ‘Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?’ The leader took a long sip of what appeared to be iced tea before announcing with a smile, ‘Oh, we’d fill it,’ triggering loud laughter from the audience.
“David Popp, a spokesman for McConnell, said the difference between now and three years ago, when McConnell famously blocked Judge Merrick Garland’s ascension to the Supreme Court, is that at that time the White House was controlled by Democrat and the Senate by a Republican. This time, both are controlled by the GOP.”
To which one lone spitballer replied:
Hypocrisy is teaching/preaching something you clearly don’t actually believe as demonstrated by your actions, Mitch.
— Tengrain Extremely Stable Genius (@Tengrain) May 29, 2019
There is no treachery or perfidy I would not put past amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell, or his thieving wife Elaine Chau, come to think of it…