McConnell Roasts Schumer With SAVAGE Supreme Court Burn

  • 2018-07-06
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
McConnell Roasts Schumer With SAVAGE Supreme Court Burn
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made a laughably desperate play, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had a hilarious response.
Fox News reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign team ridiculed a request by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer that President Trump nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. A person familiar with the conversation told Fox that Schumer called the president on Tuesday to discuss the looming court vacancy. During the call, Schumer urged Trump to nominate Garland as a way to unify the country.

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Garland, the chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2016 after the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. McConnell declined to consider Garland, saying that Scalia's replacement should be left to the next president. McConnell's gambit paid off when Trump won the presidency and nominated Neil Gorsuch to replace Scalia. Last year, some Republicans floated Garland as a possible FBI director to replace the fired James Comey. However, that job eventually went to Christopher Wray.

It's kinda cute to see the Senate's biggest obstructionist, who once benefitted from Harry Reid's destruction of the judicial filibuster, beg for mercy by asking the president to nominate an anti-gun liberal to the court. This isn't the first time the top Republican made news with a tweet. Team Mitch had an amazing response to the West Virginia candidate who attacked him as "Cociane Mitch", which was just priceless.
 Source: AAN
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