Yesterday we told you about the Supreme Court releasing a statement saying that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had undergone treatment for a malignant pancreatic tumor. In the wake of that news, former Obama adviser David Axelrod did some speculating:
If there is a SCOTUS vacancy next year and @senatemajldr carries through on his extraordinary promise to fill it-despite his own previous precedent in blocking Garland-it will tear this country apart.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 23, 2019
First of all, “previous precedent”?
It wasn't his previous precedent. This has been debunked, and Senate majority leader has his own constitutional powers. Thanks Dave! https://t.co/DDfRSI7sbW
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 24, 2019
This is a deliberate mischaracterization of what McConnell said in 2016, which was that practically speaking the Senate wouldn’t approve the opposite party’s SCOTUS nominee in an election year. It’s more of an obvious statement of reality than a precedent. https://t.co/lCOBYejQgc
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 24, 2019
The situation will be different, and you know it. In the Garland situation, the Senate and the presidency were held by opposing parties; not so here. Also, the Senate was under no obligation to give Judge Garland a vote. But you know that, too. https://t.co/NC7jNq3HqM
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) August 24, 2019
Senate + WH same party = Confirmed
Senate + WH different party = Merrick Garland
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 24, 2019
As far as Axelrod saying it would “tear this country apart,” that has been translated:
No, the Democrats will have a temper-tantrum. (Again).
— I Hate The Media 🇺🇸 (@ihatethemedia) August 23, 2019
What DOESN’T “tear the country apart” when you people are out of power? It’s a four-year tantrum, guaranteed.
You’re like kids in a grocery store, screaming and trying to exhaust mommy so she gets it over with.
— While Supplies Last (@corrcomm) August 24, 2019
No, it will just make a lot of people very mad online. The country will be fine. https://t.co/l1ZyEkD4ZD
— Preston Byrne (@prestonjbyrne) August 24, 2019
Could the Resistance Dems possibly dial the freakout up even higher?
Nope. You leftists are already peak crazy. How much worse can you little crybabies get? https://t.co/mkZBJQy3cS
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) August 24, 2019
Fortunately, there’s always a notorious comment from a certain former president to fall back on:
Elections have consequences. But you've heard that before, right? https://t.co/NP4h3V7vLY
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) August 24, 2019
I seem to recall someone saying, “Elections have consequences.” Can you help me remember who?
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) August 24, 2019
LOL. Yep, that’s exactly what Axelrod’s former boss said.