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:
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 27, 2020
What a great birthday gift it will be next year for @HillaryClinton when she is one of the three new Supreme Court justices appointed through the Judiciary Reform Act of 2021. Thanks for the idea, guys. Only your colleagues’ thuggish behavior made it possible.#ReformTheCourt https://t.co/9Ae4PVnH1Q
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 27, 2020
First, you morons work for the taxpayers and this tweet is completely inappropriate. Second, it is classless. @HillaryClinton is a former Secretary of State, US Senator, First Lady and the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Have some respect. Here is what we will do.1/ https://t.co/r8m38C9f9V
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 27, 2020
House Republicans not even bothering to pretend they believe in an independent judiciary. https://t.co/0suEH0Z2W9
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) October 27, 2020
No Republican ever gets to say that Hillary Clinton hasn't accepted the results of the 2016 election when they are the ones still talking about locking her up and trolling her on her birthday after stealing a SCOTUS seat.
— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) October 27, 2020
Say goodbye to your majority.
— Devin Nunes’ cow ? (@DevinCow) October 27, 2020
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) October 27, 2020
The Republican pretense that a Supreme Court appointment was a dignified affair above politics lasted three seconds after Justice Barrett was confirmed. https://t.co/hm0FiKeXpj
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 27, 2020
This account answers to Gym Jordan. He doesn’t have the balls to own the words.
Only interested in the balls of the wrestlers he coached. https://t.co/TqZaVZMF1B
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) October 27, 2020
All this focus on Clinton has me concerned she won't win the 2020 election. Smart of the GOP to troll her childishly about the new justice in a stolen seat who's going to take our health insurance away during a deadly pandemic. It's almost as good as their 2018 election strategy. https://t.co/5h8rM2Mtq9
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 27, 2020