The poster boy for hypocrisy in government is Mitch McConnell.
People are dying in Ukraine. Putin is bombarding nuclear powers plants there. Gas prices jumped forty cents per gallon here overnight. Mitch ignored all that and issued a statement yesterday opposing a Supreme Court nominee. “Judge Jackson is the favored choice of far-left dark-money groups.”
In case Fox News didn’t get the memo (they did), Mitch spoke on the Senate floor, “I am troubled by the intensity of Judge Jackson’s far-left, dark-money fan club.”
Mitch knows all about “dark-money”. His Chief of Staff is head of “One Nation”, a political action committee that poured $172 million into politics last year and it wasn’t even a Federal election year. The cool thing about “dark-money” is that its donors remain anonymous and are not restricted in how much they can donate. “Hey there, Koch brothers. How about a few million to “One Nation”? We will make sure that a pipeline is built so that the oil from the Alberta Tar Sands that you control can make it to the US. No one will know that you are behind it.”
It is interesting that the term “dark-money” is being emphasized now as a subtle hint to Judge Jackson’s skin tone for all those racists out there.
Mitch wasn’t finished yet. “The country cannot afford for this process to be rushed. There must be an exhaustive review of Judge Jackson.”
Really, Mitch? Aren’t you the guy who got Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court a mere thirty days after Donnie nominated her and a week before the 2020 election? That’s the same Justice Amy (or Justice Brett Kavanaugh for that matter) who never sat as a judge on a court of any sort before obtaining that lifetime appointment to the Highest Court in the Land.
The dictionary definition for hypocrisy should have Mitch McConnell’s image alongside it.
By Ed Dufton