Democrats who’ve floated the thought of increasing the scale of the Supreme Court docket are merely reiterating “long-standing threats,” Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., advised “Fox Information @ Night time” Monday.
“They have been threatening to pack the courtroom [since] earlier than the [Amy Coney] Barrett nomination got here alongside [and] earlier than Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg handed away,” McConnell advised host Shannon Bream. “These are long-standing threats.
“They might have ratcheted up a little bit currently, however this is not something new,” McConnell added. “They’ve been promising to explode the Senate by altering the filibuster rule, admitting two new states — [Washington] D.C. and Puerto Rico — to offer them 4 new Democratic senators … They had been speaking about that earlier within the 12 months. Nothing new, standard threats and intimidation by the onerous left.”
Turning to the affirmation of Barrett to the Supreme Court docket by the Senate, McConnell described her as a “stunningly excellent nominee,” added that America may “not discover a higher nominee wherever within the nation.”
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“Not solely that, she’s acquired a compelling private story; seven kids, two adopted, considered one of them with particular wants, a nice function mannequin for working ladies throughout America,” the bulk chief added. “This can be a joyful night time for the nation, and specifically for this Senate Republican majority.”
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McConnell additionally slammed Joe Biden for remarks he made at an drive-in occasion in Bucks County, Pa. over the weekend when massive variety of Trump supporters confirmed up exterior the venue.
“We do not do issues like these chumps on the market with the microphone are doing, the trump, guys,” Biden mentioned. “It is about decency … I work as onerous for individuals who do not assist me as those that do, together with these chumps with the microphone on the market.”
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“It is eerily harking back to Hillary Clinton calling Trump supporters 4 years in the past ‘deplorables,'” McConnell mentioned. “That is form of the elite view of East Coast liberals who look down on the remainder of the nation …
“By the way in which, I am the one one of many 4 congressional leaders not from New York or California,” he added. “We resent this condescending perspective towards anyone who would not reside on the coasts. And Joe Biden simply made a really related remark about Trump supporters.”