More proof that Republican hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Refusing to approve President Obama’s nomination of Caitlin Halligan to be a federal appeals court judge, the New York Times reported this week that Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, led the Republican Party’s opposition saying “Ms. Halligan’s record demonstrated that she viewed the court as a means of advancing a social agenda instead of as a forum for even-handedly deciding legal questions.”
“We shouldn’t be putting activists on the bench,” Mr. McConnell said. “I think she would use the court to put her activist judicial philosophy into practices, and for that reason alone she shouldn’t be confirmed.”
After all, Republicans never do that. Except when they want to anoint a President (see Bush v. Gore) or declare corporations to be “persons” who can make unlimited political contributions (Citizens United), or deprive a woman of the right to control her own body (stay tuned), or decide who can marry…