Clinton: Democrats Must Use ‘Every Single Possible Maneuver’ to Prevent McConnell from Replacing Ginsburg

Clinton: Democrats Must Use ‘Every Single Possible Maneuver’ to Prevent McConnell from Replacing Ginsburg

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that Democrats in the Senate must exhaust all possible options to prevent a Trump appointee from replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Clinton said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to not allow the Senate to consider President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016 “set in motion a series of events that I think did great damage to the Senate that can only be remedied by removing Mitch McConnell as leader.”

In the meantime, Clinton urged Democrats to use “every single possible maneuver that is available to them to make it clear that they are not going to permit Mitch McConnell to enact the greatest travesty, the monument to hypocrisy that would arise from him attempting to fill this position.”

One strategy that has been floated by political commentators and some prominent Democrats has been threatening to abolish the filibuster and pack the courts should Biden become president and the party reclaim the Senate.


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William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.