Some threatened to “burn it all down” in response to the news. Others promised there would be “riots” (shocking!) bad enough to shut the country down.
Naturally, failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband and former President Bill Clinton were asked to weigh in on President Trump’s promise to submit a nominee for consideration in short order as well as Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that Trump’s nominee would “receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
In an absolute shock to no one, Hillary Clinton condemned Trump and McConnell, accusing them of “undermining … our institutions” in a “lust for power.” And in an interview done Sunday, Bill Clinton accidentally committed a self-own in comments he made to CNN’s Jake Tapper on the issue:
“It’s a power play, and they think they can do it,” Clinton said. He added that the political saga that will follow the death of Ginsburg is “going to further spread cynicism in our system.”
“I think it would be good for Senator McConnell to make him feel better when he gets up in the morning if he proved that he wasn’t being a hypocrite at the time and he just stuck with his position,” Clinton continued.
“I think all other Republicans should be asked to do the same. But you can’t keep a democracy if there is one set of rules for one group and another set for everybody else.”
President Bill Clinton: "You can't keep a democracy if there's one set of rules for one group and another set for everybody else." pic.twitter.com/gyfZs6aUA6
— The Hill (@thehill) September 20, 2020
Like his wife, Bill Clinton’s self-awareness was nowhere to be found here. Not just on the matter of being a hypocrite, but also on the “one set of rules” lecture. Our political history is littered over the last 30 years with examples of there being one set of rules for the Clintons and one for everyone else:
I agree @BillClinton. Everyone on the Epstein flight logs including you and your wife should be investigated and prosecuted if crimes were committed.
— Helen Wheels (@txtiger1) September 21, 2020
So, end the Clinton *privilege* bc they have a different set of “rules” than anyone else. Weinstein, Epstein, Maxwell… Clinton foundation using state department to raise funds, I could go on…
— Anonymousmyth 🇧🇻 🇧🇪🦇 (@Anonymo14507331) September 20, 2020
If the same set of rules that apply to everybody else applied to Bill and Hillary Clinton, they would both be in jail for a long time.
— Ant-warrior (@Antwarrior3) September 20, 2020
Bill and Hillary showed us how that works.
— I Hate The Media 🇺🇸 (@ihatethemedia) September 21, 2020
I mean the hypocrisy is seriously off the charts here. Let us count the ways. Here’s just some of what the Clintons have gotten away with over the years that others could not:
– Hillary’s email scandal
– Not accepting the results of a presidential election
– Close friendships with Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein
– Hillary’s vicious coordinated attacks on her husband’s female accusers
I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
McConnell is not the hypocrite here, but Bill and Hillary Clinton sure are.