‘Classless’: Twitter Explodes As GOP Trolls Clinton On Her Bday Amid ACB Confirmation

BERLIN, GERMANY, FEBRUARY 25: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a press conference within the screening of the film "Hillary" at the 70th International Berlinale film festival in Berlin, Germany on... BERLIN, GERMANY, FEBRUARY 25: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a press conference within the screening of the film "Hillary" at the 70th International Berlinale film festival in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2020. (Photo by Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 27, 2020 10:57 a.m.

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday taunted former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton minutes after the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

“Amy Coney Barrett, confirmed. Happy Birthday, @HillaryClinton!” the House Judiciary GOP wrote in a tweet directed at Clinton who condemned the move to confirm the conservative judge to the Supreme Court while celebrating her 73rd birthday on Monday.

McConnell’s refusal to hold a hearing on President Obama’s Supreme Court pick after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, along with Clinton’s electoral defeat by President Donald Trump four years ago, arguably enabled the conservative ideological tilt of the high court — with three conservative appointments to the Supreme Court since President Trump was elected.

Barrett takes her seat as a Supreme Court justice in unprecedented circumstances — becoming the first in 151 years to be confirmed without the support of a single member of the minority party in an move that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called “an act of supreme desperation.”

While the confirmation process for Barrett is over, journalists and political commentators made clear they have no intention of forgetting the hurried process that took place as voters were already casting their ballots — potentially ushering in a new administration that would have nominated a very different candidate for the court: 

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