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

Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzLawmakers urge tech to root out extremism after New Zealand Advocate says Trump administration's new proposal would do 'absolutely nothing' to alleviate student debt Hillicon Valley: Huawei official asks US to ease restrictions | Facebook loses top execs | Defense officials hit Google over China | Pro-Trump 'safe space' app pulled over security flaw | Senators offer bill on facial recognition technology 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 TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' 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. 


Schatz’s tweet come a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLessons from the 1999 U.S. military intervention in Kosovo Five things to watch as AIPAC conference kicks off Romney helps GOP look for new path on climate change 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.