Sheldon Whitehouse Gets Hilariously Mocked Over His Crazy Charts at ACB Hearing, Ted Cruz Delivers the Final Blow

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As I reported yesterday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse just seemed to go into loony conspiracy land in an effort to attack the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.

Whitehouse didn’t actually question or attack any of the qualities of Barrett for the seat.

Instead he ranted on for a full thirty minutes, spinning webs about “dark money” and shockingly, conservative organizations pushing to have conservative justices.

What was hilarious was he had all these charts by which he thought he was hammering the evil conservative conspiracy, even having a chart with the words “The Scheme.”

Whitehouse was at it again today but today he just got relentlessly mocked for his silliness.

Barrett did her best to hold it together during his rant today, but couldn’t help this quizzical look, that we all likely had.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) not only mocked Whitehouse’s charts and his “red fuzzy yarn” connections, he pointed out Sen. Whitehouse’s monetary backers. He also noted that one of the ‘dark money’ Democratic groups was outside the building today, lobbying against Barrett in person.

Seriously, Democrats talking about dark money is like everything else they do: they always project what they themselves are doing. Russia collusion? It was actually the DNC/Hillary who paid for the Russian disinformation. Dark money? They have three times as much, as Cruz explains. What does any of this have to do with whether Amy Coney Barrett is qualified? It’s just a chance to play to their base and pretend to be doing something while they get steamrolled by an excellent candidate who will be confirmed. But as Cruz said, Barrett is just too qualified and the Democrats have nothing.