News is spreading about a Supreme Court shocker. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) just made a huge move, and anti-Trump liberals hate it. One left-wing commentator has had enough.
Juan Williams, an author and Fox News contributor, has written a scathing op-ed for The Hill attacking McConnell for “bald hypocrisy” over his handling of Supreme Court vacancies.
Williams contends that since McConnell would note allow a Senate vote on then-President Barack Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, since we were only a year out from a presidential election, he can’t fill a seat in 2020 either.
It goes without saying that this is shallow thinking from Williams. In the Garland situation, Democrats only controlled the White House. By contrast, Republicans currently have the White House and the Senate.
McConnell’s rationale seems to be that a Supreme Court vacancy could be filled in 2020 — a presidential election year — because President Trump and the Senate form a consensus to act on behalf of the American people.
Williams, however, doesn’t understand this simple logic. “if that dark moment is to come, history will record that it was McConnell — not Trump — who broke apart the country,” he concluded.
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