— My Name is Not Vince (@VincibleMan) September 20, 2020
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell waited approximately two hours after the news broke that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away to issue a statement saying the Senate would waste no time voting on a Trump nominee to replace her.
“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” the 78-year-old Kentuckian affirmed.
The Senate and the nation mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/NOwYLhDxIk
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 19, 2020
It was an a**hole move, but not the least bit surprising given that this is Mitch McConnell we’re talking about.
Shortly after he put out that statement, an old video of McConnell tripping on stage began recirculating on social media.
The video was recorded during a campaign event in 2014 and shows McConnell falling on his way to the podium while his wife, Elaine Chao, watches and doesn’t bother helping him up until after several others rush forward to assist.
This is so satisfying ??
— M-A. RBG RIP LEGEND?????? (@BagdMilkSoWhat) September 19, 2020
Normally, we would say that it’s not nice to take pleasure in someone falling in public… except when that person has actively worked against LGBTQ rights for the past 30+ years, lodged racist attacks against President Obama for eight years, is doing everything he can to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, has given Donald Trump free rein to do whatever the hell he wants, and totally dishonored Ruth Bader Ginsburg mere hours after she died.
Then it’s just called Karma.