MSNBC host Joy Reid can’t seem to stop hating, baselessly claiming Monday that Mitch McConnell was planning to pack the Supreme Court with conservative justices if republicans regained control of the Senate.
Reid referred to McConnell’s so-called plan as “wickedness in high places,” and argued that he was using the Supreme Court to “taunt” democrats, per Fox News.
THE ABSOLUTE WORST…
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“Today, Mitch McConnell made something explicitly clear: A GOP-controlled Senate would never again confirm a democratic Supreme Court nominee,” Reid said, referencing McConnell’s appearance on the “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
“In other words, if they regain the majority, they plan to pack the court with conservative justices in perpetuity,” she continued.
During the referenced radio appearance, McConnell told Hewitt that if the party opposite the sitting president controlled the Senate and a Supreme Court nomination arose in the middle of a presidential election, then the Senate should not confirm that nominee. He added that the confirmation of Justice Barrett in 2020 was different because republicans controlled the White House and the Senate.
“What McConnell is doing is undemocratic. The Bible might even call it wickedness in high places, AKA evil,” Reid said. “What he’s also doing is glibly taunting democrats, daring them to do something, anything.”
“Despite this outright taunting, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin insists on having a little bit of faith in Senate republicans. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema believes that the way to fix a Senate broken by republican intransigence is, not to eliminate the rule or change the rule, but to change the behavior,” she continued. “Good luck with that, Kyrsten.”
If you thought she was done hating, you are sorely mistaken. The list continues: “Then there’s California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who doesn’t even see a problem. She told Forbes, ‘If democracy were in jeopardy, I would want to protect it. I don’t see it being in jeopardy right now.’”
“That said, it’s not democrats who are gleefully blocking the will of the American people. It’s the republican party, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and for that reason he, despite everything else, he is the absolute worst,” she said.