Mitch McConnell Hits Barack Obama Where It Hurts With Neil Gorsuch Joke


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just hit Barack Obama right where it hurts with the troll of the century.

Mitch kicked off his reelection campaign with a joke at Obama’s expense and it hit home. Look, Mitch gets a lot of flak from conservatives and almost all of it is deserved.

That said, he and he alone refused to allow the Supreme Court to tilt to the left and took a massive amount of heat for blocking Merrick Garland and getting Gorsuch on the bench. It was a gamble that paid off handsomely. From MDJ:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell launched his re-election campaign website on Wednesday with a bit of political barb, aimed at liberals still fuming over his blocking of former President Barack Obama’s final pick for the Supreme Court.

When visitors reach a “404” page – basically, when they land on a part of the website that doesn’t exist – it features a background of Judge Merrick Garland standing next to Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden.

“Oops this page doesn’t exist. But just in case, go donate and make sure it doesn’t come back,” the McConnell website says.

Obama nominated Garland, who is considered a moderate on the federal bench, to fill a vacancy on the high court in 2016 after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative stalwart.

But McConnell immediately declared that there would be no appointment by Obama given that it was a presidential election year. At the time, McConnell’s decision created a furor among Democrats in Washington and across the nation.

The seat was ultimately filled in 2017 by Justice Neil Gorsuch, after being nominated by President Donald Trump.

“He thought everybody would get a chuckle out of it,” Josh Holmes, a McConnell adviser, told the Courier-Journal. “Sen. McConnell has always made it a practice to infuse a little humor into the rough and tumble world of politics.”

McConnell has made reshaping the federal courts a focal point of his legacy since Trump took office in 2017. Recently, the GOP leader detonated the “nuclear option” in the Senate to make it easier to push through certain judicial and other low-level appointees.

After Justice Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, McConnell said those turbulent confirmation hearings were “the single most important thing I’ve been involved in in my career.”

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