Senate Judiciary Committee where GOP represents 9 million fewer Americans than Dems confirming third SCOTUS justice for president who lost popular vote by 3 million just 12 days before Nov 3 when 45 million people already voted after blocking Merrick Garland for 237 days
@vanitaguptaCR @XorjeO @LindseyGrahamSC
"Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) says Barrett is a highly qualified nominee who deserves an up-or-down vote." Remind me, what did he say about Merrick Garland?
Lindsey Graham right before this noted he voted for Sotomayor and Kagan and skipped right over Merrick Garland without mentioning him.
Not surprising, but no one has mentioned the blocking of a hearing or a vote on Merrick Garland, which led to a year with 8 justices, or the blocking of Obama DC Circuit nominees, which led to the nuclear option, or the GOP plan to go nuclear in ~2005 to stop Dem filibusters.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham attacks Democrats for "holding open seats to have them filled after the next election."
Graham was part of the GOP team who refused to hold a vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland before the 2016 election.
Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and other GOP senators have been criticized for their hypocrisy while filling this seat, as McConnell famously blocked hearings on Pres. Obama’s SCOTUS pick, Merrick Garland, for 10 months in 2016.
Just want to note that Robert Bork received a hearing *and* a floor vote. He was rejected overwhelmingly by the Senate including several republicans. Then his seat was filled by a gop justice anyway!
Merrick Garland on the other hand...
So much bad faith. https://t.co/t3EFbrMzbL
Trifecta. GOP* last gasp of power underminines credibility of SCOTUS. 3 institutions now stained.
GOP* already destroyed America’s Senate reputation by refusing #impotus witnesses & refusing vote on Merrick Garland.
No need to point out their third American disaster. Trifecta.
I guarantee you Merrick Garland is showing up in all the history books.*
*yes, yes, should there be any https://t.co/z1qWFbTCrp
Merrick Garland is far more qualified than Barrett.
You won’t even give him the time of day. Do you seriously think we would forget that?
Americans will understand protesting.
And we understand voting all you bastards out.
@JoeBiden @mjhegar @SimaforTX
He didn’t give one to Merrick Garland. He won’t give one to any Biden nominees. We need to take the senate. https://t.co/X3wgJmzx3g
Pushing thru the appointment of a unqualified judge LESS THAN 2 WEEKS before a presidential election when 40 MILLION people have already voted is over is THE definition of unfair court packing! McConnell wouldn't give Merrick Garland a hearing 200 DAYS before the 2016 election!
How dare you Democrats now show up?? Who do you think you are? Mitch McConnell ignoring the hundreds of House Passed bills on your desk? Or Mitch refusing to consider the Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland? Or Mitch refusing to confirm Federal judges appointed by Obama? https://t.co/aSXwGuCEo1
💩Republican who held SCOTUS seat 293 days w/o even a hearing for uber-qualified Merrick Garland & waited til after election to fill it, who waited NOT 1 DAY to grab RBG seat…says it’s DEMS who don’t care about qualifications or individuals & want to hold open seat til election. https://t.co/jorYk9R0eD
RBG died on September 18.
Merrick Garland waited almost a year and didn't even get a hearing.
Barrett will complete the destruction of democracy.
Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination moves to full Senate, Dems boycott vote https://t.co/uXi9tUChI1
Term limits candidate. Feinstein is off the reservation here. Merrick Garland?
This is like playing chess and switching colors in the middle of the game. Disgusting.
Merrick Garland. The American people know. Hundreds of thousands have voted and you are denying their wishes. Your team is losing.
The answer would be "we're doing this because the president nominated her to the bench and he's the president and that's his job" (while ignoring that they chose to not act on the 2016 nomination of Merrick Garland).
@Autumn__Fox @Money_Moose @cnnbrk
What does guns & vanilla mean then?
McConnell denied Merrick Garland nomination under President Obama. How is that not double standards?
How is that not cheating?
How was that constitutional?
You and your peers are craven, lying, hypocrites, anti American scum. Remember how you treated Merrick Garland.