In response to why he voted against Childs for a lesser position when he had said he would support her for the most powerful post available, McConnell gave this highly coherent response.
“So now, I know why Judge Jackson was the preferred pick of the radical left. Now, I know why they went after Michelle Childs, somebody I could have supported—even though she had been liberal—a highly qualified, sensible, commonsense person. Now, I know. Now, I understand better. And that is why I am voting no.”
Is this a surprise? Not really. Stacking the courts with the most radical right-wing nightmares, including judges whose qualifications wouldn’t net them a night job sweeping up at Waffle House, is McConnell’s lifetime achievement. He is the man who broke the Supreme Court, then broke it again. He’s the No. 1 reason that Roe v. Wade is no more.
By this point, Mitch McConnell’s pretense at some sort of “comity” and “unity” isn’t just laughable: It’s contemptible. There is no more sure way of having something fail than trusting McConnell to stick to his word. No one should believe his lies, and no one should give a damn about what he thinks.
Also, Judge Childs did just fine without his lying ass.
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