Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe slams Mitch McConnell as a ‘flagrant di*khead’ for Supreme Court remarks

Earlier this week, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked at a town hall meeting what he would do if a Supreme Court seat became vacant in 2020, which is an election year. McConnell responded:

“Oh, we’d fill it.”

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As Law & Crime notes, McConnell’s remarks are a direct contradiction of what he did in 2016 when President Obama nominated a judge for a vacancy on the high court:

McConnell never allowed former PresidentBarack Obama‘s Supreme Court nominee D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals chief judgeMerrick Garland to get a hearing in 2016, citing the closeness to the election. In response to his latest remarks, Democratic opponents promptly called out McConnell for “hypocrisy” and accused him  “stealing” a Supreme Court seat.

Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe couldn’t resist weighing in on McConnell’s blatant, unrepentant hypocrisy, and he fired off a tweet that quickly went viral:

While he was at it, Tribe also mocked President Donald Trump, who said on Thursday that the word “impeachment” is “dirty,” “filthy” and “disgusting.”

Tribe got plenty of support from others on social media who are also sick of McConnell and his double standards:

Mitch needs to be removed from office via the ballot box in 2020. Maybe then the Senate will actually start to do something other than defending an out of control president no matter what he says or does.

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