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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:20 PM

How Mitch McConnell Delivered Justice Amy Coney Barrett's Rapid Confirmation: NYT

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/mcconnell-barrett-confirmation.html
Oct. 27, 2020, ...Updated 8:31 p.m. ET, written by: Carl Hulse

WASHINGTON — Within hours of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last month, Senator Mitch McConnell was on the phone with President Trump, assuring him that Senate Republicans would not hesitate to fill the sudden vacancy despite the imminent election.

But he offered a word of warning to the president: “This will be the hardest fight of my life,” Mr. McConnell said, according to an aide. “We have to play this perfectly.”

There was good reason for caution. Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, had moved just as quickly in 2016 to block President Barack Obama from filling a Supreme Court vacancy nine months before the election, saying voters should decide who selected the next justice. Now, he was proposing to brazenly reverse course and muscle through a nominee who would cement a conservative court majority in the middle of presidential voting and a pandemic that had reached the Senate.

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:22 PM

1. I read most of what's in the Times, but I will not read anything involving that fucking asshole.

thanks for posting it, though. It's important info.

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:29 PM

2. I found it very hard to read it, and you are correct about.." that fucking asshole,"

but I thought that others might learn something. Yes, it is well written, informative, and
relatively short, but it is about a mean, vicious and awful person. In many ways, McConnell is worse
than Donald Trump. (I will go into details later, when I get my stomach back)

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