Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is upset that the Biden administration is off to what he calls “a totally partisan start.”
McConnell: "Looks like the majority is going to have us vote on the motion to proceed to the budget this afternoon. They've chosen a totally partisan path… We're off to a totally partisan start. I think that's unfortunate."
"Life is a series of choices, and they've chosen."
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 2, 2021
One has to almost burst out in cynical laughter after hearing the pope of partisanship utter such hypocritical words.
After all, this is the man who claimed early in the Obama administration that “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
This is the man who deprived President Obama of his rightful nominee to the Supreme Court by invoking a previously unheard of doctrine that a president in his last year of office shouldn’t be allowed to have their nominee to the court considered, a doctrine he immediately repudiated when Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.
This is the man who rammed a generous tax giveaway to the ultra-wealthy through the Senate without a single Democratic vote using the same budget reconciliation process that Democrats are now considering using to pass the pandemic stimulus relief legislation.
One could go on and on, listing all of Senator McConnell’s backroom partisan maneuvers, but perhaps it’s best to let the folks on Twitter have their say about what they think of the senior senator from Kentucky’s comment today.
I second that…
— Noreen LaVallo (@OOOSillyME) February 2, 2021
@LeaderMcConnell almost exactly 4 years ago:
"They had their shot in the election. … But in this country when you win the election you get to make policy. I always remind people, winners make policy and losers go home." (02/21/2017)https://t.co/P94XPn3qPJ
— Ari P. (@AriPirAriP) February 2, 2021
— Aggie1994inWA (@Aggie1994inWA) February 2, 2021
— StubbyLibrarian (@IiStubby) February 2, 2021
— anton (@automanton) February 2, 2021
— Phoenix Woman 🍩 (@PhoenixWomanMN) February 2, 2021
As they damn well should. Republicans wouldn’t exist if democrats would play by the republicans rules.
— #NOJUSTICENOPEACE (@hnloaded) February 2, 2021
Also Mr. "Eliminate the Filibuster on SCOTUS nominations to eliminate bipartisan agreement" and Mr. "Used reconciliation twice in the first year of Trump's presidency"
— Я𝕖𝕟𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕄𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕫🎶 (@renonemontanez) February 2, 2021
He's still blocking Merrick Garland, because he's not letting them form their committees they aren't letting him get a committee vote to head DOJ!
— Jordan D (@JudasDubois) February 2, 2021
You are the MINORITY now mitch.. go take a swim🤷♀️🐢 pic.twitter.com/DO26vkrB60
— Sarah blum (@sarahchblum) February 2, 2021
Hypocrisy, thy name is Mitch McConnell. How can anyone still take this man seriously as anything other than an extreme partisan hack?
It’s time for the Democrats to treat the GOP to a taste of their own tactics and for McConnell to stop whining and take it like he gives it.
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