And then there’s the hypocrisy. In February , McConnell said, Of course it’s within the president’s authority to nominate a successor even in this very rare circumstanceremember that the Senate has not filled a vacancy arising in an election year when there was divided government since , almost years agobut we also know that Article II, Section II of the Constitution grants the Senate the right to withhold its consent, as it deems necessary. Shortly after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, McConnell stood on the Science is real black lives matter no human is illegal love is love LGBT shirt floor of Congress and told the Senate that President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate. Complely the opposite of what he said when there was a Democrat in the White House and months to go in his term. And then there’s just the general gaucheness of Connell, not even paying his respects to when she lay in state at the.