Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) instructed reporters that he helps Merrick Garland’s nomination to be the legal professional basic and can vote to verify him.

Politico reported:

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell will assist Merrick Garland’s nomination for legal professional basic 5 years after blocking the decide’s path to the Supreme Courtroom.

“I do,” McConnell instructed POLITICO Tuesday afternoon when requested if he plans to again Garland. The Kentucky Republican didn’t elaborate when requested about his choice.

McConnell infamously blocked Garland’s Supreme Courtroom nomination in 2016, because he claimed that it was too close to the presidential election to confirm a Supreme Court justice. McConnell later reversed himself when Donald Trump was in workplace and rushed by the Supreme Courtroom nomination of Amy Coney Barrett in a presidential election 12 months.
With the notable exception of Neera Tanden, Biden’s nominees have run into little hassle in the course of the affirmation course of.

If McConnell thinks Garland is certified to the legal professional basic, then clearly, Decide Garland was certified to be a Supreme Courtroom justice. McConnell’s cynical hypocrisy is among the the reason why Republicans misplaced the Senate majority.

Democrats have by no means forgotten what McConnell did to Garland and voting for him almost 5 years too late for a lesser job solely followers the flames that for some Democrats won’t ever be extinguished till McConnell is out of the Senate.

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