Axios morning email thingie tells us that amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is already vowing to not proceed with any Biden SCOTUS nominee if the GOP retakes the Senate (weird formatting and enigmatic bullet usage is totally theirs):
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he won’t commit to hearings for a potential Supreme Court nominee if he’s the Senate Majority Leader leading up to the 2024 election.
Driving the news: The Senate minority leader told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that he won’t “put the cart before the horse,” but would expect President Biden to moderate if Republicans retake Congress.
- “What I can tell you for sure, if House and Senate are Republican next year, the president will finally be the moderate he campaigned as,” he said.
- McConnell refused to answer whether he was devising an argument against holding a potential hearing on a Supreme Court nominee next year.
It probably shouldn’t come as a shock as the GOP hates democracy, they hate America, and they hate you.