Democrats are accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of blatant hypocrisy after he pledged a Senate vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat. (Sept. 22)
CHUCK SCHUMER: Republican Majority Leader McConnell likes to say he's a Senate institutionalist. Nothing could be further from the truth. He has defiled the Senate in recent history. Leader McConnell's actions may now very well destroy the institution of the Senate.
If Leader McConnell presses forward, Republican-- the Republican majority will have stolen two Supreme Court seats four years apart using completely contradictory rationales.
Leader McConnell has basically decided the rules don't apply to Republicans, even their own rules. It's just brute, political force. If that becomes the standard in the Senate, how can we expect to trust the other side again? Why should the American people trust the Republican senators to do anything they say when they are proving right now that their speeches mean nothing the moment the shoe was on the other foot.
Everything is on the table. My Senate Democratic colleagues and candidates know America needs some change, and we're going to figure out the best way to do it.