Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was broken by President Donald Trump in 2016 and she has not been the same since.
Her life has been devoted to attacking this president every chance she gets, and on Friday she suffered an epic meltdown when talking about the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fox News reported.
Appearing on MSNBC the former Secretary of State said that Democrats should use “every tool at their disposal,” to stop the filling of the Supreme Court seat, though it is unknown precisely what tools they have since they are not in the majority in the Senate.
“Mitch McConnell cares only about one thing and that’s power,” she said. “He cares about literally nothing else. And, of course, he’s going to do everything he can to fill that seat.”
Hello pot? Meet Kettle.
How can she, of all people on this Earth, accuse someone else of only being concerned about power? Her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have devoted their entire lives to obtaining and maintaining power.
But she went on.
She said of Justice Ginsburg, who was named to the court by her husband, “losing her is such a massive hole in…you know, my young adulthood, my becoming a lawyer, both practicing and teaching law, looking up to her and following her career. But much more than that, it is such a devastating loss for justice and equality.”
She said her death is “a real threat to the steady march toward progress that we need to continue. This is the 100th year of the anniversary of women getting the right to vote. It took, you know, many more years before there were legislative protections for women of color, and we’re still fighting those battles.”
And then she had her meltdown.
“The Democrats who are in the Senate will have to use every single possible maneuver that is available to them to make it clear that they are not going to permit Mitch McConnell to enact the greatest travesty, the monument to the hypocrisy that would arise from him attempting to fill this position,” she said to host Rachel Maddow.
But, again, how can the Democrats in the Senate do that since there is no filibuster on Supreme Court nominations and they do not have the majority?
“It’s also a reminder that she stood on the side of moving us towards a perfect union and really underscoring equality, not just for women but for every American, and I don’t want to see that legacy ripped up by political hypocrisy coming from Mitch McConnell,” she said.
“I would argue on the underlying original intent of the Constitution and the founders that presidents have the right to appoint judges, to fill vacancies, and Mitch McConnell denied Barack Obama that right,” she said. “That set in motion a series of events that I think did great damage to the Senate that can only be remedied by removing Mitch McConnell as the leader of the Senate.”
Ok, to be fair, her argument is that presidents have the right to nominate a justice to the court, but Sen. McConnell broke those rules, and the only way to remedy that is to continue breaking the rules.
Look, most people get the argument and why the Democrats are furious.
But if they had the power that McConnell has currently, they would do the same thing. And someday they likely will.