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Liz Warren loves the 'Mitch McConnell Rule' - but that's not what she said a month ago

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gave a long speech decrying the tactics of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in blocking former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee last month — but she has completely changed her mind.

Here's what she said a month ago

In a guest appearance on the liberal podcast "Pod Save America," Warren excoriated the Republicans for blocking Obama's Supreme Court nominee out of hand in favor of allowing the matter to be decided by the voters.

"So the question is who you put up because that’s how I see it," she said, referring to the Supreme Court nominee. "I don’t see it as starting out saying I don’t care who you put up, I’m holding the seat."

"That was what Mitch McConnell did," she continued. "He said you send me anybody — if it comes from Barack Obama there’s a two-letter answer and the answer’s no."

"I think that’s wrong, but I do think you send a Neil Gorsuch to us and the answer is no," she explained. "We do hearings, we do it substantively, the answer would be no."

Here's what she's saying now

Warren is embracing what she calls the "Mitch McConnell Rule" without explaining her change in thought, after the announcement by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he was retiring.

"Mitch McConnell should follow the Mitch McConnell rule," the senator tweeted. "Let the American people have a say when women’s health and equal rights are on the line."

 

Here's the video of Warren's comments on 'Mitch McConnell Rule':

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