To say the testimony and priorities of Merrick Garland that were on display during the hearings on Monday were “interesting” is about as a big an understatement as you can get.
When you have a person claiming that attempting to burn down a federal courthouse is not terrorism because the judges were not sitting is session that’s interesting to say the least.
I wonder what that would mean concerning the Kavanaugh protesters pounding on doors?
His testimony has erased of the myth of the “moderate” Garland that was promulgated when he was nominated for the SCOTUS court which is good, to quote a conservative writer, I prefer my wolves in wolves clothing.
But the biggest winner from these hearings has to be Mitch McConnell.
Right now McConnell’s standing among conservatives is about as low as it can be as he has gone full swamp publicly.
However yesterday’s hearing has reminded us that the only reason why this man is not creating law out of the whole cloth is because Mitch McConnell in the face of as much media pressure as he could possibly face, didn’t let him get there. The fundraising mailers write themselves.
Now given what we saw from the court this week one can question how much of a difference it would have made but nobody conservative can question the fact that keeping a justice’s robe off of Merrick Garland’s back was likely the greatest single service that Mitch ever did for his country.
If I was Mitch McConnell I’d send him the nicest fruit basket they have in the shop.