“Sen. McConnell’s approach has always been to manipulate Senate rules when it helps him and then change Senate rules when the tables turn,” said Schumer. “This is just another step in his effort to limit the rights of the minority and cede authority to the administration.”
Progressives were furious.
Alexis Goldstein, cohost of the podcast Humorless Queers, pointed to McConnell’s success already in forcing through nominee after nominee with extreme right wing positions. That’s not enough for the majority leader, though, she said.
“He’s TOTALLY DRUNK on his own power and just wants MORE,” said Goldstein.
Splinter‘s Sophie Weiner was aghast at the hypocrisy. In an essay on the rule change, Weiner pointed to Garland and McConnell’s use of the rules to stop any forward progress on any progressive principles while calling for bipartisanship on his party’s priorities.
“Do we even need to point out how absurdly craven a move this is from MITCH FUCKING MCCONNELL?!?” wrote Weiner.
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