Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, in the Senate on Thursday criticized Democrats for allegedly “threatening” the courts, the Senate and other “government institutions” to orient themselves in politics.
McConnell, in the course of the six-minute remarks, criticized the Democrats’ efforts to make Washington, DC, a state, alleged threats to Supreme Court justices, to speak of removing the legislative filibuster if Joe Biden were chosen and more. McConnell, an institutionalist who has been a senator since 1985, is famous for his warning to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., That he would regret removing the filter for federal judges, before removing the filter for judges. of the Supreme Court. .
“Disappointments for Democrats no longer mean that Democrats need better arguments. Now, disappointments for Democrats are being asserted as proof, proof that our country is fundamentally broken or that James Madison ruined something,” McConnell said. “So while we have far-left crowds attacking statues of our Founding Fathers from coast to coast, we have far-left politicians attacking the institutions that those founders left us.”
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The majority leader explicitly highlighted alleged threats Democrats have made to the Supreme Court, including an instance in which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., stood outside the Supreme Court and named specifically to justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch as they listened to the speech arguments on an abortion case inside.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have thrown the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Schumer said. “You won’t know what hit you if you go through with these terrible decisions.”
“The Democratic leader followed in the footsteps of the Supreme Court and directly threatened magistrates if they ruled the wrong way in the June Medical Services case,” said McConnell. “This exhibit aligned with a whole new tradition of Senate Democrats threatening judges. A year ago, several wrote the judges saying,” The court is not doing well. [and] perhaps the court can heal itself before the public demands that it be ‘restructured’. “
McConnell added: “In other words, the judicial independence you have there is nice. It would be a shame if something happened to it.”
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Democrats have been furious at McConnell’s swift efforts to uphold judges before federal courts, particularly the circuit appeals courts. The most recent court dispute in the Senate has its roots in McConnell and the refusal of his Republican-led Senate to confirm a number of Obama’s judicial candidates toward the end of his term, and it reached a boiling point when McConnell refused. in full to hold a hearing on Obama Supreme Court Justice nominee Merrick Garland. Things have not yet cooled down.
“Mr. Walker is a 37-year-old Federalist Society disciple who has more experience as a cable news commentator than in court cases,” Schumer said of recently confirmed judge Justin Walker, who later this year will join Garland on The DC Circuit. “Mr. Walker’s nomination would be controversial in normal times, to say the least. During this public health crisis, his nomination is a disgrace.”
McConnell also hit Democrats over recent calls to remove Biden’s legislative filibuster, saying: “A left-wing special-interest coalition is explicitly, explicitly campaigning for” 51-for-51, “” a move he called declaring “war in the rulebook itself”.
With this “ill-gotten power,” McConnell said, Democrats “would consolidate an alleged advantage by giving the District of Columbia two seats in the Senate.”
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He added: “They want to attack the Senate to pack the Senate. This, Mr. President, is naked politics.”
Before the weekend of July 4, when the Americans will celebrate their founding and institutions, McConnell claimed they are under attack.
“We cannot let the radicals bring down [the founders’] McConnell said. We must preserve the gifts and institutions that we celebrate so that our grandchildren and their grandchildren can also celebrate them. “