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Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart called on Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “immoral”, stating that the Republicans acknowledge, would be a new Supreme Court in the year 2020, if given the chance.
Lockhart, of say now, a CNN contribution, against the top Senate Republican, during a Wednesday CNN’s “New day” show his leadership “was never about principle”.
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“I don’t think McConnell’s flip-Flop. It was never a principle. Not the one he articulated. It’s about power,” he said. “McConnell is a symbol for the amoral politician who will say anything at any point, your own goals. Hypocrisy, not a high price.”
“It was never a principle. Not the one he articulated. It’s about power. McConnell is a symbol for the amoral politician who will say anything at any point to further their own goals.”
— The Former Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart
“McConnell could not care less what we say about him this morning. We could you call him all the names in the book and it would not bother him. He has the power. Only then, when he’s minority leader, he will be careful,” Lockhart.
The comments from the former press secretary under President Bill Clinton, came after McConnell said on Tuesday he would have no qualms filling a free Supreme Court course, when the opportunity arose.
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The comments prompted the accusations of a flip-Flop, such as McConnell and other Senate Republicans decided not to vote on Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, and again in 2016, and said that the next President should make a decision.
As a result, President Trump later had a successful, conservative Neil from gorsuch nominated to replace the late justice Antonin Scalia. Garland is far more than a centrist.
To criticize several Democrats promptly jumped of the top Republicans, with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called him a “hypocrite” in a Twitter thread.
“Anyone who thinks he would ever allow confirmation of The President’s nominee for SCOTUS is deluding themselves,” he wrote.
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McConnell’s communications director David Popp fired back against critics who say that the criticism is unjustified, and that McConnell was clear why the garland was not given a voice.
He argued that the White house and the Senate are controlled by the same party, while this was the case during President Obama’s last year in office.
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.