Expecting moral consistency out of Republicans is like trying to wring a human soul out of a Trump, but the hypocrisy over the GOP’s handling of Supreme Court nominees has really gone beyond the pale lately.
As they whine about obstruction, they conveniently forget about Merrick Garland.
As they spew fatuous encomiums about Brett Kavanaugh, they refuse to release his records.
And while they said Barack Obama didn’t deserve to fill a Supreme Court seat, they think it’s just fine to allow Pr*sident Trump to potentially appoint his own judge.
Well, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is now pointing out exactly how far the GOP’s hypocrisy goes:
99% of Elana Kagan's White House records were made public before her nomination hearing.
0.08% of Brett Kavanaugh's records are public now.
It's unprecedented to go to these lengths to hide a Supreme Court nominee's records from the American people. #ReleaseTheRecords
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) August 11, 2018
Oh, Dianne, don’t be silly. Didn’t you know Democrats and women are held to much higher standards than Republican men? How else can you explain why one of the most qualified presidential candidates in the history of our country lost to a dyspeptic circus peanut?
Meanwhile, Sen. Kamala Harris is similarly aggrieved:
Republicans just announced that they are scheduling a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starting on September 4. This is outrageous. No one will be able to look at his full record before the hearing – not me, not you, not anyone. It won’t have been made public.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) August 10, 2018
Oh, you make great points, senators. Too bad Republicans play by their own set of rules. Just as deficits are the ruin of our nation while Democrats are in the White House and no big deal during Republican administrations, Republican Supreme Court nominees are allowed to skate right through, while Democratic nominees might as well not even exist.
That’s just the way the world is now. Get used to it. Until November, anyway.