If the reaction to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s appearances on the Sunday talkshow circuit is any indication, Progressives are having a really rough time of it lately.
Although nothing is likely to happen during the Age of Trump that will help heal the festering wound his election victory caused in their bellies – except either his death or impeachment – the almost inevitable confirmation of conservative Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court has been a particularly hungry worm gnawing through their innards.
As theBlaze reports,
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) drew the hilarious ire of liberals Sunday after confirming the worst news Democrats have heard since Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last November.
Speaking on the Sunday talk shows, McConnell explained that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorusch will be confirmed this week no matter what.
“We’re going to confirm Judge Gorsuch this week,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “The way in which that occurs is in the hands of the Democratic minority.”
McConnell’s entire “Meet the Press” interview can be seen here:
As reported by Newsbusters:
With the Senate’s Supreme Court confirmation vote for Judge Neil Gorsuch just days away and the possibly of Republicans nuking the filibuster looming, NBC’s Chuck Todd seemed as though he was in a near panic on Sunday’s Meet The Press. Besides his declarations of the GOP continuing the Senate’s decent down the “slippery slope” of removing the filibuster, Todd pestered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the Senate to hold a vote for former President Barack Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.
At one point Todd even asked McConnell:
Are you prepared to pass a resolution that says ‘in an election years,’ any supreme court vacancy– and have it to be the sense of a senate resolution– that say ‘no supreme court nominations will be considered in any even numbered year?’Is that where we’re headed?”
Although the Senate Majority Leader’s comments on Gorsuch made the headlines, the comments from the Senate Minority Leader has caught attention as well.
As reported by The Hill, on “Meet The Press”
Schumer said the Republicans are “acting like they’re a cat on the top of a tree.”
“And they have to jump off with all the damage that entails,” he said.
“Come back off the tree, sit down and work with us and we will produce a mainstream nominee.”