A top Democrat just brutally mocked Mitch McConnell over his Supreme Court hypocrisy

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Democratic Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy today roasted Republican Senator Mitch McConnell for his promise to confirm the President Trump’s next conservative high court justice this fall and his demands that the nominee be “treated fairly.”

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Murphy is referring to McConnell’s unprecedented obstructionism in 2016 when President Obama nominated Justice Merrick Garland to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

McConnell blocked Garland by never letting his appointment come to the Senate floor for a vote, claiming it was up to the American people to have a say in the net justice, which meant waiting until after the election and inauguration of a new president.

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Murphy knows that McConnell will use the same kind of dirty, hardball tricks he used in 2016 to get his will, which is to stuff the Supreme Court with conservatives who will roll back generations of progressive rulings on immigration, labor, abortion, campaign finance and much more.

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Now Murphy is calling on the few Republicans who have the courage and the will to stop the court from becoming a vehicle of the right wing and Trump now and long after his presidency ends.

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The Republicans hold a slim 51 to 49 majority in the Senate at present and that includes Sen. John McCain who is out due to illness.

Since Vice President Pence can break a tie, that means as few as two Republicans who vote with the Democrats could stop or at least delay a nomination until voters are heard from and a new Congress can be seated.

Murphy is a man of strong convictions who will help lead the fight but with the rules and votes presently stacked against the Democrats, he knows it will be an uphill fight.

However, it is a battle all progressives must fight because if Trump and McConnell are successful, the nightmare of seeing Roe v Wade killed, financial reform destroyed, campaign finance rules trashed, and immigrants treated like animals will be too sickening to imagine. 

Benjamin Locke

Benjamin Locke is a retired college professor with an undergraduate degree in Industrial Labor and Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from the European School of Management.

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