Sen. John Kennedy Explains as Only He Can the Democrat Sham Behind Trying to Replace Feinstein

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Something refreshing happened this week in Washington, D.C., and that was the rare showing of unity among all factions of Republicans in the Senate on the issue of “temporarily” replacing Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on the Judiciary Committee.


As we reported Tuesday, the Senate GOP followed through with their promise to block the proposed Schumer/Feinstein plan to seat another Democratic Senator on the committee for what presumably would be a short time until Feinstein, who has been in California for several weeks dealing with a prolonged shingles battle, is able to return.

Throughout this entire saga, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have portrayed the issue as being one where they can’t get any of Joe Biden’s nominees out of the committee and onto the floor for a full vote.

But as Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) noted in floor remarks Tuesday, that is simply not the case, as numerous nominees continue to make it through the committee even in Feinstein’s absence. At issue, he pointed out, were a handful of radicals who Durbin and Schumer wanted to push through but couldn’t because the Judiciary Committee is currently at a 10/10 Democrat/Republican tie without Feinstein.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who is on the Judiciary Committee, was interviewed Wednesday on Fox News and explained in classic fashion and as only he can the sham Senate Democratic “leaders” were trying to pull regarding the stalled nominees.


He noted that Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were absolutely not going to let through any nominee who “either got their law license at Costco or they didn’t pay attention in class.” At another point in the interview, he suggested that they “weren’t qualified to be federal judges. They either think the U.S. Constitution is the name of a ship, or based on their record, they want to ignore the Constitution.”

“They are from the loon wing of the Democratic party,” Kennedy also explained, “and Sen. Feinstein’s absence stops Sen. Durbin from ramming those nominees through.”

“They have demonstrated records as activists, they want to rewrite the Constitution every other Thursday to advance a social and economic agenda that the voters have not accepted, in my opinion,” Kennedy went on to say, while suggesting as many as ten nominees could conceivably get confirmed while Feinstein was away outside of the few Republicans would block for being too far left.



The shorter version of what both McConnell and Kennedy have said is that no, the Judiciary Committee is not bottlenecked and that Biden should nominate candidates who are less woke in the handful of instances where there are nominations that are stalled, and then Republicans will talk. Until then, they’ll continue to play hardball.

As they should.

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