Senate Republicans were quick to come out and rebuke Donald Trump for his latest remarks that questioned a judge’s impartiality and ability to perform his job based on his Mexican heritage.
In fact, following Trump’s racist remarks against Judge Curiel, none other than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected Trump’s comments:
Trump’s remarks on Curiel — as well as his comments Sunday that a Muslim judge could also be biased because of the nominee’s call to ban immigrants of the Islamic faith from the United States — have triggered an uproar among Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stressed on Sunday that he “couldn’t disagree more” with Trump’s remarks, yet dodged when pressed whether those comments are racist.
However McConnell repeatedly refused to answer the question of whether Trump's comments were racist.
It’s interesting to note that, despite their apparent rejection of Trump’s comments, McConnell and his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference are the ones keeping a Supreme Court seat vacant in the hopes that their party’s sexist, racist, xenophobic presumptive nominee will win the presidency and select a nominee to fill it.
If Sen. Mitch McConnell is truly concerned about Trump’s fitness to deal with these sorts of matters, perhaps he should consider doing his job and allowing President Obama’s nominee to get a hearing and a vote.
You can tell him that by signing a CREDO Mobilize petition started by a local CREDO activist to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.