Laurence Tribe accused McConnell of hypocrisy in a concise yet blistering tweet that has gone viral.
McConnell infamously did not allow Merrick Garland, who was former President Barack Obama‘s Supreme Court nominee, a hearing in 2016 because he said it was too close to the presidential election.
“Hypocrisy is McTurtle’s middle name,” wrote Tribe. “And his first and last name too.”
“What a flagrant dickhead!” he added.
Hypocrisy is McTurtle’s middle name. And his first and last name too. What a flagrant dickhead! https://t.co/17vKziC2eJ
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 30, 2019
Tribe has become a vocal critic of Trump and earlier this year sought an injunction against the president’s national emergency to secure funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Earlier on Thursday, Tribe also mocked Trump for claiming the word “impeachment” is “dirty,” “filthy” and “disgusting.”
Trump on #Impeachment: “It’s a dirty, filthy, disgusting word.” Those obscene Founding Fathers! A bunch of dirty old men, apparently.
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