Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) drew the hilarious ire of liberals Sunday after confirming the worst news Democrats have heard since Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last November.
Speaking on the Sunday talk shows, McConnell explained that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorusch will be confirmed this week no matter what.
"We're going to confirm Judge Gorsuch this week," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "The way in which that occurs is in the hands of the Democratic minority."
He reiterated his comments in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press."
"Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week," McConnell told show host Chuck Todd.
Democrats have been staunch in their opposition to Gorsuch ever since President Donald Trump announced that Gorsuch was his pick to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, who suddenly passed away last February.
Mostly, Democrats oppose Gorusch because they believe that he will reinforce a conservative bend on the Supreme Court, which would then, most likely, rule against Democratic laws and policy initiatives. Democrats also oppose Gorsuch because he is an "originalist," or someone who intercepts the Constitution by considering what the Founders meant when they wrote it.
This view of the Constitution, liberals believe, will reverse "progress" made by recent Democratic administrations, both in the White House and in state capitols across the country.
Needless to say, Democrats were seething after McConnell's comments on TV Sunday. They were also angry because McConnell explained why the Senate didn't hold a vote on former President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Scalia, Merrick Garland.
My personal hell will be an eternity of listening to Mitch McConnell gaslight the nation about Supreme Court nomina… https://t.co/CJxlMUJXAY— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum)1491144463.0
Watching Turtle Senator Mitch McConnell duck, dodge, and talk his way in circles on @MeetThePress is unbelievably infuriating!— Ruth Phillippi (@Ruth Phillippi)1491144455.0
Mitch McConnell is a liar. Period.— John Nash (@John Nash)1491144419.0
Only way I'd watch #Wrestlemania is if Mitch McConnell was gonna get drop kicked in the middle of the ring & then thrown into a turnbuckle— Kenny BooYah! (@Kenny BooYah!)1491142327.0
What a nasty interviewee you make, Mitch McConnell. @MeetThePress— Yoel Goldman (@Yoel Goldman)1491144844.0
@MeetThePress "I think we should talk about what the President is doing."~Mitch McConnell Exactly. We should. His actions scream incompetence.— Shawn Fitz Thome (@sfitzthome) April 2, 2017
Watching Mitch McConnell on meet the press makes me want to punch the tv.— Jennifer Sandberg (@Jennifer Sandberg)1491139756.0
Anyone else find Mitch McConnell a bit creepy?— M (@HopeLoveJustice) April 2, 2017
@chrislhayes Mitch McConnell is like a child: smiles when getting his way, scowling and lying when he does not.— Jack Clark (@Jack Clark)1491145549.0
Am I the only one who wants to slap Mitch McConnell just because he's Mitch McConnell? #meetthepress— WHAT THE #@&*!! (@WHAT THE #@&*!!)1491139128.0
@MeetThePress McConnell has a hard time with these things...it's hard to sit up straight with no spine to speak of— Jamison Daniel (@AntiquarianMuse) April 2, 2017
The mental gymnastics Mitch McConnell goes through to justify his refusal to give Garland a vote is breathtaking.— Heidi A. (@Heidi A.)1491145474.0
The biggest hypocrite in Congress, the chief alligator, Mitch McConnell is talking about his noble principles on #meetthepress.— Ray Swartz (@Ray Swartz)1491144356.0