Mitch McConnell brags he will block Biden Supreme Court nominees if GOP controls Senate in 2022

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday insisted that he would block Democrats from appointing another Supreme Court justice if he can take back control of the Senate in 2022.

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, McConnell was asked about his earlier machinations that prevented Merrick Garland from joining the high court.

"The court and the Constitution would be in quicksand up to its neck if you had not taken the position you took five years ago and we do not have the court that we do today, where we're looking forward and not in fear at decisions this year and next," Hewitt told the Senate minority leader.

"I do think the issue you raised is the single most consequential thing that I've done in my time as majority leader in the Senate," McConnell explained.

"Would the rule that you applied in 2016 to the Scalia vacancy apply in 2024 to any vacancy that occurred?" Hewitt wondered.

"Well, I think if in the middle of a presidential election, you have a Senate of the opposite party of the president, you have to go back to the 1880s to the last time a vacancy was filled," McConnell said. "I think it's highly unlikely -- in fact, no, I don't think either party if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election."

McConnell went on to defend his decision to hold hearings for Amy Coney Barrett's nomination in 2020.

"We were of the same party as the president," he noted. "That's why we went ahead with it."
https://www.rawstory.com/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court/

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What makes anyone believe that killing the filibuster won't result in the attempted assassination of at least one Democratic senator? In particular, one representing a state whose governor is one of Donny's goons? When Ted Kennedy died, we still had a whopping nineteen vote majority. Now the fate of the country is imperiled every time one of ours crosses the street.

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wings wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:58 pm What makes anyone believe that killing the filibuster won't result in the attempted assassination of at least one Democratic senator? In particular, one representing a state whose governor is one of Donny's goons? When Ted Kennedy died, we still had a whopping nineteen vote majority. Now the fate of the country is imperiled every time one of ours crosses the street.
Nothing we can do about that...but at least that means they're reacting to what we're doing, instead of us always reacting to what they're doing.
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I have no doubt he would block a Biden nominee just like he did Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland. The filibuster may be gone for SCOTUS nominees, but the party controlling the Senate or the House controls the agenda and they can block legislation and nominees.
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CDFingers wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:38 am Ol' Mitch: what a sweetie. His state received over two and a half bucks from the Feds for every dollar it contributed. And they all hate socialism there.

Can't make that shit up.

CDFingers
^^^This!^^^

Moscow Mitch also received a pile of money from Putin for a aluminum plant.

https://www.salon.com/2019/09/10/moscow ... t_partner/

Russians in the Senate, TFG is a Russian asset, they're in the NRA, they're in the ReQulicon/Nazi Party, and Putin's a Nazi, geez, Adolph must be proud...

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Nope, Putin is a Stalinist KGB man

MoscowMitch needs to be investigated for the aluminum plant deal with Putin. He also needs to be investigated for ties to Taiwan thru his wife and the money laundering through his campaigns.
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Time to bring in some consistency here.
FrontSight wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:56 am
CDFingers wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:05 pm Kill the filibuster, and cram the agenda down their throats before 2022. The R's are wrong.

CDFingers
It's just that simple!!
Wrong answer. Killing the filibuster will also mean that the next time the R's have both the Presidency and the Senate--and they will, things go in cycles--the R agenda will get "crammed down their [Democrats'] throats". Somehow I don't believe anyone here would consider that a good thing. We have the filibuster for a very good reason, folks.
TrueTexan wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:54 pm Nope, Putin is a Stalinist KGB man

MoscowMitch needs to be investigated for the aluminum plant deal with Putin. He also needs to be investigated for ties to Taiwan thru his wife and the money laundering through his campaigns.
Likewise, Joe "The Big Guy" Biden and his son Hunter need to be investigated for their business ties to Red China.
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FrontSight wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:01 pm Killing the filibuster doesn't give ANYONE carte-blanche. No law can be passed by the Senate only, and the left owns the house. Killing it returns the Senate to a functional branch of the government.
Quite so. We refuse to have our ideas deep-sixed by a blue lipped, brown nosed scum bucket in a tan suit-shell and goggles.

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TrueTexan wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:54 pm Nope, Putin is a Stalinist KGB man

MoscowMitch needs to be investigated for the aluminum plant deal with Putin. He also needs to be investigated for ties to Taiwan thru his wife and the money laundering through his campaigns.
Hmmm, not many differences between Hitler and Stalin except the color of their hats LOL!

Let's see, they both were dictators, who killed and imprisoned any and all opposition, who ruled via the iron fist, who enjoyed attacking their neighbors!

Don't forget Russia and Germany were on the same side carving up Poland, with Russia also attempting to take Finland prior to the Fin's kicking their ass, and that it was only Hitler's fatal mistake of attacking Russia before finishing off the UK that did him in, as well as to a lessor degree being stuck bailing out the inept operations of the Italians in Greece and North Africa etc. Whoops, almost forgot Hitler's real dumbest move, that of declaring war on the US after Japan hit Pearl Harbor (Brilliant...)!

In addition, both were white supremacists who needed their perceived boogie men to divide and conquer their political systems/populations, i.e. Jews and Slavs for Hitler, and and the area's southern Muslims and Ukrainians for Stalin.

That said, let's be thankful both were so stupid, because Nazi Germany with competent military leadership and a competent Italian partner could easily have won and held Europe and western Russia up to the Ural's, and maybe even North Africa and the middle east as well.
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There was a guy on The Last Word last night who used to fix poker games for a living. He pointed out that the Democrats think they are still playing the game, but Republicans know this is no game at all. Like 3-Card Monte, it's fixed.

And it seems that two DINOs that are the LEAST aware of this are Manchin and Sinema.
"The upper class: keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class: pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there...just to scare the shit out of the middle class."--George Carlin

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Like your quote YT. Carlin would have loved this period with Trump and QAnon.
"The upper class: keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class: pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there...just to scare the shit out of the middle class."--George Carlin
Saw a headline that Biden wants more money to beef up the IRS to do more auditing of taxes, Republicans are against it.
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YankeeTarheel wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:31 am There was a guy on The Last Word last night who used to fix poker games for a living. He pointed out that the Democrats think they are still playing the game, but Republicans know this is no game at all. Like 3-Card Monte, it's fixed.

And it seems that two DINOs that are the LEAST aware of this are Manchin and Sinema.
I don't think there are any illusions among the Democrats that really matter. All of us can see it... Biden and his administration is ground zero...they know the score.
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