Mitch McConnell may have finally met his doom after decades of unethical behavior and abuse of power. McConnell is finally starting to turn people off, and after watching the way he moves with Trump, Americans don’t want anything to do with him. Just as reports emerge of McConnell’s major slip in the polls, a federal judge starts asking for an investigation into his work.
According to NY Times:
In an order dated May 1, Judge Sri Srinivasan asked Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to assign another circuit to look into a complaint filed by the progressive advocacy group Demand Justice, which questioned the timing and circumstances of Judge Thomas B. Griffith’s retirement announcement in early March.
NEW: A top federal judge has asked Chief Justice Roberts to assign a formal investigation into whether McConnell unethically pressured a sitting judge to retire so McConnell could install his protege Justin Walker in his place. https://t.co/z3NQF3ZIRi
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) May 4, 2020
The Times continues:
The advocacy group acted in March after disclosures that Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader who has focused intently on conservative judicial confirmations the past three years, had been contacting appeals court judges nominated by Republican presidents to encourage them to retire. In the case of Judge Griffith, his retirement opened the way for President Trump to nominate Justin Walker, a 37-year-old protégé of Mr. McConnell’s whom the senator had ardently promoted for the seat.
With the number of federal judicial vacancies to fill nearly exhausted, Mr. McConnell has been urging those contemplating retirement to step aside this year if they want to assure that their successors will be nominated by a Republican president and confirmed by a Republican-controlled Senate.
People responding to the tweet has a lot to say, and they blew up the comment thread with the following reactions: