Mitch McConnell Spouted This Bushwah Off the Same Day the Senate Will Finally Confirm Merrick Garland

Charles P. Pierce
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Photo credit: Alex Wong - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alex Wong - Getty Images

From Esquire

Senate Minority Leader—that’s Senate Minority Leader—Mitch McConnell would like a cookie.

The president and his team must be thrilled that Senate Republicans are proving to be more fair and more principled on personnel matters than the Democratic minority's behavior just four years ago.

And people say he’s a pitiless, humorless old drone.

Four years ago, the Senate was dealing with a racist-adjacent nominee for attorney general, and a wealthy know-nothing for Secretary of Education, and a guy who lasted about 11 minutes as Secretary of the Interior before he was under investigation, and a Treasury Secretary nominee who was a foreclosure king and who “forgot” to list assets on his financial disclosure forms, and assorted other grifters and rascals. So yes, these confirmations are going just a bit more smoothly than those of the previous administration*, because this administration believes in hiring competent, honest people who actually will do the jobs to which they are appointed, and who won’t grab for every perk on the shelf.

And, you have to admit, listening to McConnell spout this self-congratulatory bushwah on the day that the Senate will finally vote to confirm Merrick Garland to a government job is downright hilarious if you look deeply enough into it. Mitch McConnell is much funnier as Minority Leader than he used to be as the Majority Leader.

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