August 9, 2016

On Saturday, McConnell spoke at the annual Fancy Farm picnic, one of Kentucky's premier political events of the summer. He called this "one of the proudest moments" of his political career, a moment of complete intransigence and thumbing his nose at America's democratic traditions by denying a sitting U.S. President's nominee to the Supreme Court even a hearing. A stark reminder of the realpolitik practiced by Mitch McConnell, and fitting that he should cite this as one of proudest moments. Certainly a defining one.

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