Dem senator: No argument will 'lay bare' GOP's hypocrisy on Supreme Court

Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzOvernight Energy: Democrats ask if EPA chief misled on vehicle emissions | Dem senators want NBC debate focused on climate change | 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Democratic senators want NBC primary debate to focus on climate change Overnight Defense: Trump officials say efforts to deter Iran are working | Trump taps new Air Force secretary | House panel passes defense bill that limits border wall funds MORE (D-Hawaii) said on Thursday that no argument “will lay bare Republican hypocrisy” on the Supreme Court as GOP leadership plans to vote in the fall to confirm President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE's nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“There is no clever tweet, no well-crafted argument for cable news, that will lay bare Republican hypocrisy on the Court and bring them to their knees under the weight of the embarrassment,” Schatz said in a tweet. 

“We just have to win the next election,” the Hawaii Democrat continued. 

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Schatz’s tweet come a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' New Yorker cover titled 'The Shining' shows Graham, McConnell, Barr polishing Trump's shoes MORE (R-Ky.) announced that the upper chamber would move forward to confirm the president's nominee to replace Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of July, before the November midterm elections.

"The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent," McConnell said from the Senate floor on Wednesday. "We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall." 

Democratic lawmakers, however, are saying McConnell is being hypocritical, citing his move in 2016 to block former President Obama's pick to replace the late Justice Anthony Scalia, Merrick Garland.

The Kentucky Republican said at the time that contentious nomination hearings should not be held during a presidential election year and that voters should weigh in on the decision.