Texas Senator John Cornyn was called out by the internet for hypocrisy after a series of tweets expressing supposed concern for "ethics rules" when it comes to Joe Biden's upcoming appointees.
Cornyn wrote that "the Senate is not obliged to confirm anyone" unless they disclosed all required information.
Biden Aides’ Ties to Consulting and Investment Firms Pose Ethics Test https://t.co/uQTOFqqVz8— Senator John Cornyn (@Senator John Cornyn) 1606656809.0
"Mr. Biden’s transition office stopped short of saying that all clients would be disclosed — and ethics rules allow… https://t.co/FodtwysmmQ— Senator John Cornyn (@Senator John Cornyn) 1606656809.0
Maybe, maybe not. But the Senate is not obligated to confirm anyone who hides this information— Senator John Cornyn (@Senator John Cornyn) 1606656809.0
While pretty much everyone, including the Biden administration, agreed that ethics rules should be strictly followed, Twitter also felt they had to point out how little attention Cornyn paid them when confirming Trump appointees.
@JohnCornyn HYPOCRISY of the highest order. You went along with confirming totally unqualified executive appointmen… https://t.co/Irc6RInWoJ— SuzM (@SuzM) 1606661051.0
@JohnCornyn You’ve voted to confirm every single Trump nominee for the last 4 years — many of whom had glaring eth… https://t.co/B1EE3w7UMF— Scott Monty (@Scott Monty) 1606678596.0
@JohnCornyn Excuse me but you’ve confirmed an awful lot of people who have hidden serious conflicts with your party… https://t.co/tIPQGYjFyV— Maggie Jackson (@Maggie Jackson) 1606657611.0
Many online suspected Cornyn didn't actually care about ethics as much as he cared about obstructing yet another Democratic President.
@JohnCornyn Here we go again. If Americans have learned nothing else from the past 4 years we have learned how much… https://t.co/OI52l4Npmv— preising (@preising) 1606666582.0
@JohnCornyn Y’all were never planning on confirming anyone. Just be honest about it.— Seth Yoder (@Seth Yoder) 1606657280.0
@JohnCornyn Cornyn is over here being critical about the fire hazards of neighbors having a bbq while his house is… https://t.co/dzEdz4Zi65— Ashley Jane (@Ashley Jane) 1606659809.0
Some people suggested the Biden administration take the same unethical steps that the Trump administration has standardized.
@JohnCornyn Meh... We have your “Trumps GOP” playbook to draw inspiration from. We can make a 90 temporary appointm… https://t.co/C6FnESbzxE— Mia... 🍑#Georgia On My Mind (@Mia... 🍑#Georgia On My Mind) 1606658647.0
@JohnCornyn What kind of thorough vetting did these cabinet members get? Ryan Zinke Tom Price Scott Pruitt Wilbur R… https://t.co/vM1Y1sL87H— Chris Rilling🌊🌊🌊🌍 (@Chris Rilling🌊🌊🌊🌍) 1606675803.0
@JohnCornyn Hypocrite! https://t.co/MgYAbFXjFH— Naegleria: 😷 Flatten the curve—UGH!-gain😷 (@Naegleria: 😷 Flatten the curve—UGH!-gain😷) 1606658786.0
If there's one thing Twitter is always on the lookout for, it's hypocrisy. The social media site is always ready with receipts.
@JohnCornyn These cabinet nominees haven’t violated legal, ethical, or moral standards. Yet the article states that… https://t.co/AQHiNgE2ZW— JDShellnut (@JDShellnut) 1606664710.0
@JohnCornyn Is it possible to have acting cabinet members who aren’t confirmed by the Senate???? Do you and your cr… https://t.co/O3mfh0qeNm— Jennifer (@Jennifer) 1606659422.0
@JohnCornyn @JohnCornyn is suddenly going to pretend he cares about ethics, he doesn’t— JLD (@JLD) 1606672861.0
If people take one lesson from Cornyn's tweet, it should be that if Republicans retain control of the Senate following January's runoff elections in Georgia, it's likely that the Biden administration will once again have to deal with Republican Senators looking for any excuse to deny him a win.