McConnell: Obama Will Not Be Able to 'Airdrop' a SCOTUS Justice At the Eleventh Hour

Posted: Jun 10, 2016 1:30 PM

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not have received the loudest applause at Friday’s Road to Majority conference, but he did earn kudos for standing his ground against President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. 

“He’s trying to airdrop a Supreme Court justice on his way out the door,” McConnell noted. “He thinks he can get away with it.”

Not if the Senate Majority Leader can help it. McConnell mocked the president’s inference that Garland is a "moderate."

“Obama calling someone a moderate does not make him a moderate,” McConnell said.

Garland’s record of disrespecting individuals’ right to bear arms and siding with labor unions and regulators over small businesses proves he’s unfit to replace Antonin Scalia, McConnell insisted.

Indeed, while conservatives have plenty to complain about in terms of McConnell’s putting conservative efforts on the backburner, he has earned justified respect for refusing to budge on Garland, noting it should be up to Americans who have yet to vote for the next president in November.

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