Mitch McConnell’s latest tantrum:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he doesn’t expect to confirm any of Obama’s circuit court nominees for the remainder of his time in office, a blow to White House efforts to fill empty federal court seats despite working with a Republican-controlled Senate.
In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, McConnell was asked about judicial confirmations.
“So far, the only judges we’ve confirmed have been federal district judges that have been signed off on by Republican senators,” McConnell said. Asked if he expects that to be the case through 2016, McConnell said, “I think that’s highly likely, yeah.”
If McConnell is serious, that means at least two GOP-backed circuit court nominees are toast.
Remember how the Republicans said that if they were in the majority in the Senate they would show us how they would govern and get things done? Well, if they were going to show us how they really suck at it, they’re doing a great job.