Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a blunt reminder of his own past conduct after he complained on Twitter about the potential silencing of voters.
The top Senate Republican on Monday suggested “millions of Americans will cease to have a voice in the Senate” if Democrats change the chamber’s voting rules to pass voting rights legislation.
“Entire states would be shut out,” McConnell griped, adding: “This isn’t about new voting laws. It’s about silencing voters who inconvenience Democrats.”
If Democrats blow up Senate rules, millions of Americans will cease to have a voice in the Senate. Entire states would be shut out.
Top Dems have floated breaking the rules for years now. This isn't about new voting laws. It's about silencing voters who inconvenience Democrats.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 10, 2022
Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison told McConnell to “save the damn crocodile tears.”
“Americans lost their voice in the Senate when you denied Pres. Obama his constitutional right to appoint a SCt justice & when you eliminated the 60 vote rule for lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court,” Harrison added, calling McConnell “a hypocrite.”
Save the damn crocodile tears. Americans lost their voice in the Senate when you denied Pres. Obama his constitutional right to appoint a SCt justice & when YOU eliminated the 60 vote rule for lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. Yes, we all know you are a hypocrite! https://t.co/wsy2Ncm0hjpic.twitter.com/VEy1z8Nkhc
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) January 11, 2022
You blew up the Senate in order to pack the Supreme Court with right wing ideologues, including right before a presidential election. YOU did that, Mitch. And your party is working overtime to lock Democratic voters out of the polls so your MAGA horde can get guaranteed wins. https://t.co/xMeSZ6Nnab
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) January 11, 2022
You’re silencing the majority and have been for years. Time for you to put the gag on and sit down. https://t.co/qHjajsSEmU
— Karoli (@Karoli) January 10, 2022
Millions of Americans currently don’t have a voice in their own damn states. Totally shut out, sometimes even when they have the majority viewpoint.
And the filibuster ensures you keep it that way. https://t.co/knRvEuzZ53
— David Pepper (@DavidPepper) January 11, 2022
Seems @LeaderMcConnell is weak on the math skills. The Democratic half of the Senate represents 41,549,808 more Americans than the GOP half. It doesn't get more blatantly undemocratic than that https://t.co/LJvkUvKQTb
— Keith Devlin (@profkeithdevlin) January 11, 2022
Says the guy who did exactly this to confirm 3 SCOTUS nominees with a simple majority.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 11, 2022
McConnell’s hypocrisy is astonishing. The filibuster has been misused and abused by him to advance an agenda that has only benefited the wealthy and powerful. He refers to those who have “millions of dollars” as “millions of Americans.” https://t.co/9EaN4kWk8P
— George D (@GeorgeD1954) January 11, 2022
Wait a minute, you have done this before so don't make it seem like it's cheating when you have done yourself
— Tamara doherty (@Tamaradoherty4) January 10, 2022
If you oppose it, it must be the right thing to do
— UncleVasiliShwetz (@UShwetz) January 10, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.