While McConnell may have not been the greatest ally of Trump, he has certainly become a more forceful opponent of Biden, something virtually all remotely patriotic Americans can appreciate given the current administration’s unimpressive “America Last” approach.
Which is precisely why McConnell is already warning Biden to avoid picking an ultra-radical Supreme Court justice, unless the Biden administration like to gear up for a real ideological fight, freshly in time for the 2022 midterm elections.
Needless to say, Americans are not exactly enthralled by the approach of AOC and her ilk, which is precisely why McConnell is warning Biden to avoid picking a justice that is the equivalent of Sotomayor 2.0.
“Justice Breyer’s commitment to the importance of a nonpartisan, non-politicized judiciary has been especially admirable,” McConnell proclaimed, “even in the face of undue criticism from the modern political left, Justice Breyer has remained a principled voice against destructive proposals such as partisan court-packing that would shatter public trust in the rule of law.”
In other words, Justice Breyer is vastly less partisan than Ms. “100,000 children on ventilators” Sotomayor, and his surprise retirement signals a potentially big move on the far left’s side.
“I congratulate Justice Breyer on nearly three decades of thoughtful and consequential service on the Supreme Court, capping forty-plus years of total service on the federal bench,” McConnell continued, indicating his desire for such “thoughtful” service to continue.
“Looking ahead – the American people elected a Senate that is evenly split at 50-50,” McConnell wrote, “to the degree that President Biden received a mandate, it was to govern from the middle, steward our institutions, and unite America.”
Sadly, it appears that all the unity talk worked out great on the campaign trail and not so great when Biden actually became president.
Needless to say, Biden also appears to be unable to avoid identity politics even when it comes to a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court, which is why it is not a surprise at all that he’s made the most important qualifications based upon race and gender. Assuming, of course, that the Democrats can actually agree on gender when it comes to the Supreme Court.
“I’ve made no decision except the one person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity,” Biden declared, “and that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court. It’s long overdue.”
You know what else is long overdue? Unity … an attribute that unites all without deliberately excluding certain groups, much less making enemies of certain groups.
Which is precisely why McConnell warns Biden to not catapult to the ultra-left, which he appears to be doing, especially when accounting for the timing of Breyer’s retirement.
“The president must not outsource this important decision to the radical left,” McConnell warned, “the American people deserve a nominee with demonstrated reverence for the written text of our laws and our Constitution.”
The American people also deserve a president who respects the Constitution, and one can only hope that 2024 will make that desire a reality.
Senator Josh Hawley is also in no mood to play games with the sanctity of the Supreme Court, which is precisely why he issued a warning to the White House as well.
“If [President Biden] chooses to nominate a left-wing activist who will bless his campaign against parents, his abuse of the FBI, his refusal to enforce our immigration laws, and his lawless vaccine mandates, expect a major battle in the Senate,” Hawley warned.
Psaki, perhaps delighted by not having to answer a question on Putin, eagerly confirmed that Biden’s Supreme Court pick would be a decision largely based on gender and race while also claiming that Breyer supposedly decided to retire on his own.
“It has always been the decision of any Supreme Court Justice if and when they decide to retire, and how they want to announce it, and that remains the case today,” Psaki proclaimed, “we have no additional details or information to share from @WhiteHouse.”
Sure. And that “Retire Breyer” movement had absolutely nothing to do with his sudden retirement.
One thing is for sure: If Biden picks a super-radical nominee, McConnell foresees an even greater red tsunami in the upcoming midterm elections.
“This midterm election will be a report card on the performance of this entire Democratic government: the president, the House, and the Senate,” McConnell warned, “make no mistake about it, the election this fall is a referendum on this all-Democratic government.”
Hopefully, the White House will resist the urge to embark on World War III in the meantime …
Author: Jane Jones