Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) prides himself on using his power to obstruct any and all Democratic initiatives in the Senate—even blocking former President Barack Obama's constitutional right to appoint a vacant Supreme Court seat.
McConnell famously blocked consideration of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court for over a year, paving the way for now-Justice Neil Gorsuch after President Donald Trump's 2016 victory.
McConnell, who calls himself the Grim Reaper for his eagerness to let bills passed by the House die in the Senate, appeared on far-Right Fox News host Sean Hannity's show to brag about this.
Hannity: "I was shocked that former President Obama left so many [judicial] vacancies and didn't try to fill those… https://t.co/ZATPLpG8TT— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell)1576204050.0
After McConnell called the blocking of Garland the most important career move of his life, Hannity said he was shocked that Obama left so many judicial vacancies empty across the nation.
McConnell accurately said:
"I'll tell you why. I was in charge of what we did the last two years of the Obama investigation."
Trump often touts the historic number of judicial appointments he's had confirmed in his tenure of office, citing the empty judicial seats left by Obama as a testament to his strength in contrast with Obama's so-called weakness.
In reality, McConnell blocked a huge amount of Obama's judges from even being considered by the Senate. He's done the same with hundreds of bills put through by the Democratic House of Representatives, despite Republicans claiming the House hasn't achieved anything in its so-called obsession with impeachment.
His shameless partisanship demonstrated in the Hannity interview has earned him quite the reputation.
@senatemajldr #MoscowMitchTraitor, is a vile human being. There is no such thing as a Do-Nothing-Democrat; all pro… https://t.co/9tq2nJXgO7— WM (@WM)1576241881.0
This is one of the most transparently wicked segments I've seen in quite a while. So lacking in any shame, McConnel… https://t.co/8xufDn3Zjh— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell)1576204137.0
This is beyond vile. https://t.co/c0HSpMWKai— 🎄Betty likes bourbon in her eggnog 🍸 (@🎄Betty likes bourbon in her eggnog 🍸)1576238548.0
if you ever think that Mitch McConnell is a decent man, think again. https://t.co/lVVFb195Dq— claufod (@claufod)1576215688.0
This is how our democracy dies. https://t.co/mOUJqM3aUg— Philip Tyson (@Philip Tyson)1576256843.0
Teacher: I’m so sorry to hear your dog ate your homework. Mitch: oh, no, I just didn’t do it. https://t.co/aBmqpUCQEE— borrfdad (@borrfdad)1576204472.0
Mitch McConnell folks. Straight up malevolent. https://t.co/r0BJjmOM6A— Laaaa (@Laaaa)1576207991.0
There is hope: you can donate to McConnell's 2020 challenger, former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath here.