MSNBC’s Joy Reid is at it again with her unwarranted attacks against conservatives and this time it’s Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell in her crosshairs. Reid claimed that Mitch McConnell will attempt to pack the Supreme Court if Republicans gain control of Congress again before going on to call his so-called court-packing scheme “wickedness in high places” which is tantamount to calling McConnell evil.
A fact-checker would note that the only lawmakers pushing to change the number of justices on the bench are Democrats but her claims will likely go unchecked as usual.
According to Fox News:
“Today, Mitch McConnell made something explicitly clear: A GOP-controlled Senate would never again confirm a Democratic Supreme Court nominee,” Reid said, referencing an appearance by McConnell on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” earlier in the day. “In other words, if they regain the majority, they plan to pack the court with conservative justices in perpetuity.”
“What McConnell is doing is undemocratic. The Bible might even call it wickedness in high places, AKA evil,” Reid said after playing a clip of McConnell’s radio interview. “What he’s also doing is glibly taunting Democrats, daring them to do something, anything.”
Reid claimed Senate Democrats weren’t doing anything to “punish his rotten behavior,” and predicted a future Biden nominee would “suffer the same fate” as current Attorney General Merrick Garland, who was former President Obama’s nominee amid the 2016 election, but was never confirmed by Senate Republicans.
“Despite this outright taunting, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin insists on having a little bit of faith in Senate Republicans. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema believes that the way to fix a Senate broken by Republican intransigence is, not to eliminate the rule or change the rule, but to change the behavior. Good luck with that, Kyrsten,” Reid said. “Then there’s California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who doesn’t even see a problem. She told Forbes, ‘If democracy were in jeopardy, I would want to protect it. I don’t see it being in jeopardy right now.’”
Reid finished her vitriol-filled rant by reiterating that McConnell is the “worst” thing for America and democracy.