In other words, refusing to protect Supreme Court staff is a hill McConnell and Republicans are ready to die on. There is ostentatiously no chance McConnell would agree to protect anyone but the families of the nine justices.
McConnell’s Republican colleague from Texas agreed.
“All we’re trying to do is give the justices the very same protection that’s available to members of Congress,” Sen. John Cornyn said. Emphasis on “All we’re trying to do.” Heaven forbid they do anything more.
McConnell used his Monday remarks to reporters to once again suggest that it’s a given that a liberal was behind the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
”It's an unnecessary shot sending a message about how proud they were that something leaked out of the Supreme Court,” McConnell said. Except the ongoing investigation has not yet revealed who leaked the draft, and many court observers have concluded that the leak was more in the interest of the court’s conservatives—and part of a pattern of leaking from the right on this issue. All of which McConnell knows, but he still worked to create the opportunity to suggest otherwise.
Republicans are truly the party of not protecting or helping anyone but the most powerful.
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