On April 2, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on Sleepy-Eyes Chuck Todd’s Meet the Press to discuss the situation with Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.
While his appearance seemed strong and the leader looked comfortable under Todd’s partisan attacks, there existed a level of naiveté on the side of McConnell that is rather disturbing.
Powerline Blog quotes McConnell as responding to the threat of a Democratic filibuster by saying, “How many of them [Democrats] are willing to oppose cloture, on a partisan basis, to kill a Supreme Court nominee? Never happened before in history, in the whole history of the country.”
That is the foundation for the Senate Majority Leader’s confidence? That it has never happened before? This is why Republicans fail in governance and in out-maneuvering Democrats!
News flash for McConnell: we are living through politically unprecedented times. The Left is using all levers of socio-political pressure to grind down the will of the people and topple the President. There are NO obstacles that the Left will not break down.
To believe that ephemeral congressional precedents are inviolable is ludicrous when the stated legitimacy and sanctity of constitutional law are ravaged by the power-lust of the Left!
McConnell, you trust too much in a political system you are far from being a master of.