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Chuck Todd Called Out Mitch McConnell For Being A Hypocrite, And It Was Freaking Awesome! (VIDEO)

During his appearance Sunday morning on Meet the Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell found out that when karma and hypocrisy converge, the result is that you wind up looking like a complete fool.

McConnell was asked by host Chuck Todd why Senate Democrats should confirm Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, when Republicans refused to even hold a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. And McConnell attempted to blame the American people:

“The tradition had been not to confirm vacancies in the middle of a presidential [election] year. You’d have to go back 80 years to find the last time it happened…Everyone knew, including President Obama’s former White House counsel, that if the shoe had been on the other foot, [Democrats] wouldn’t have filled a Republican president’s vacancy in the middle of a presidential election.”

Todd:

“That’s a rationale to vote against his confirmation. Why not put him up for a vote? Any senator can have a rationale to not to vote for a confirmation. Why not put Merrick Garland on the floor and if the rationale is, ‘You know what? Too close to an election,’ then vote no?”

Clearly in the defensive, McConnell laughed and replied:

“Look, we litigated that last year. The American people decided that they wanted Donald Trump to make the nomination, not Hillary Clinton.”

Then McConnell attempted to pivot and say Democrats should stay focused on Gorsuch:

“There’s no rational reason, no basis for voting against Neil Gorsuch.”

But Chuck Todd was more than ready for McConnell, so he asked:

“You say it’s been litigated, the Garland situation. For a lot of Senate Democrats, they’re not done litigating this…What was wrong with allowing Merrick Garland to have an up or down vote?”

McConnell nearly lost his cool, knowing he had been bested, so he tried to double down:

“I already told you! You don’t fill Supreme Court vacancies in the middle of a presidential election.”

Using McConnell’s own argument against him, Todd queried:

“Should that be the policy going forward? Are you prepared to pass a resolution that says in election years any Supreme Court vacancy [will not be filled] and let it be a sense of the Senate resolution, that says no Supreme Court nominations will be considered in any even numbered year? Is that where we’re headed?”

McConnell’s response tells you all you need to know about what a hypocritical asshat the Majority Leader is and always will be:

“That’s an absurd question.”

No, the absurdity lies in the fact that a man as devoid of sense or fairness as Mitch McConnell would ever be elected to any office in the first place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2w2l5ShdE

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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