Spending weeks on a tour to prove that irony is utterly lost in the Trump era is thirsty work. After McConnell laughably railed against “obstructionist” Democrats bent on politicizing a Supreme Court vote, protesters showed up outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) home with signs “made lovingly in a basement” to protest the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
— L.A. Kauffman (@LAKauffman) October 5, 2018
In fact, those protesters are having a keg party outside the McConnell home, yelling “chug, chug, chug” as the long-time lawmaker gets his way on confirming yet another alleged sexual abuser to the Supreme Court on the side of conservative, “family values” Republicans.
— GOP (@GOP) October 5, 2018
Democrats haven’t forgotten McConnell’s obstruction of President Barack Obama’s SCOTUS nominee following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, when he spent days making fiery, impassioned speeches about the appropriateness of seating a nominee less than a year from a presidential election, an argument that was directly contradictory to earlier ones he made when the nominating president was a Republican conservative.
Yet somehow, McConnell was able to make speeches condemning the politicization of the Supreme Court nomination process by Democrats with a straight face.
The Senate will be in session at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Under the regular order, the vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court will be at 10:30.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 4, 2018
Before the confirmation hearings had ended, before Dr. Christine Blasey Ford had even finished her testimony, and certainly well before the FBI completed an investigation into her claims, McConnell had already announced that he would support Kavanaugh’s confirmation. As he excoriated the left for saying they’d refuse his confirmation no matter what was found during the hearings, he announced that he would vote to confirm him no matter what was found during the hearing.
The “gravedigger of American democracy”: Holocaust historian says Mitch McConnell broke politics https://t.co/rws0HEKiKA
— Salon (@Salon) October 5, 2018
Now, he faces his constituents, just as everyone else who voted for Kavanaugh’s confirmation will. If he thought Democrats were determined to vote against him and the GOP before, he hasn’t seen anything yet.