Bill Clinton: McConnell, Trump ‘Hypocritical’ — ‘Their First Value Is Power’

(Breitbart) – Former President Bill Clinton said on Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union” that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump were “hypocritical” for vowing to fill the vacancy following the passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Anchor Jake Tapper said, “President Trump has vowed to nominate a woman this week to fill that slot on the Supreme Court. What’s your reaction?”

Clinton said, “Well, of course, it’s superficially hypocritical, isn’t it? Mitch McConnell wouldn’t give President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland a hearing ten months before the president’s election. And that meant that we went a long time with eight judges on the court. This is what they do. I think both for Senator McConnell and President Trump. Their first value is power, and they’re trying to fill the court with as many ideological judges as they can. But to be fair, there is a case to be made for the argument McConnell made that in the middle of a presidential season, you should give the voters a say — that’s what he said when it was 10 months away. But when the shoe’s on the other foot, and he wants to judge, we’re fewer than 50 days away, and that argument doesn’t cut any mustard.”

He added, “So, it’s going to further spread cynicism in our system. And, you know, he said he wouldn’t do it.”

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, and if they had the Presidency and the Senate right now do you for one minute think that they would not nominate before the election in November? And the same goes for Garland that was nominated. If they had the Senate do you think they would have waited until the election was over to confirm him???

  2. How is this scumbag and his wife not behind bars? the most basic of investigations would yeid enough evidence to put them away for a very long time. its readily apparent we have a very corrupt govt.

  3. Now let us take a walk down memory lane. You and your wife ran a pay to play scheme which sold out your own country . You have demonstrated that you are a wanton womanizer and your wife violated laws as secretary of state that should have put her in prison for the rest of he life, but she was protected by people that created charges and used illegally the power of government positions to impeach and destroy lives. Now do you STILL want to throw stones at President Trump who is legally functioning in the office of President?

  4. Elections have consequences OBAMA OWN WORDS, President Trump should proceed with his nomination. Who in America cares what Slick Willy has to say about it.

    • You got that right. When are these stupid people going to go away and leave the country to those of us who love it and value law.

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