He knew then, as those same voters know now, that the nominee in question, Merrick Garland, then a senior judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals, was nothing like the "moderate" Obama claimed.
McConnell knew that Garland was nothing but a left-wing hack posing as a federal judge and that if he had gotten a lifetime appointment, he would have politicized the nation's highest court to the fullest extent.
All of which is why the Obama sycophants running Joe Biden's regime had him pick Garland to be attorney general: They knew Garland could be counted on to carry out political attacks on the regime's enemies.
And ironically, that now includes the Supreme Court.
The justices' decision to overturn the horrendous Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in 1973 and return the issue to the states has angered the regime like nothing else. They are sadists who believe not in a "woman's right to choose" but a "woman's right to choose to eliminate another mouth" they don't have to feed.
And now, Garland's "Justice Department" is leading an assault against those justices in a revenge campaign that is very likely to end with one or more of them getting hurt or worse.
Frontpage Magazine's Daniel Greenfield explained: "The DOJ is supposed to be apolitical. Even when it's really political. What the DOJ is not supposed to do is go on a rant about a Supreme Court decision like it's run by MSNBC. Unfortunately, that political norm is out the window to the cheers of the 'political norms' and 'attack on democracy' commentariat class."
He went on to cite a press release Garland's DOJ put out just prior to the overturning of "Roe."
It said, in part: "The Justice Department announced today the establishment of the Reproductive Rights Task Force. The Task Force formalizes an existing working group and efforts by the department over the last several months to identify ways to protect access to reproductive health care in anticipation of the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey."
As Greenfield explained, the DOJ is not a political branch of government. It has no lawmaking powers and is not part of the legislative process. The only job of the DOJ -- the only reason it exists -- is to serve as the apparatus to ensure that federal laws (made by Congress and signed by presidents), as well as the Constitution, are followed. Period.
"It's not the DOJ's [job] to fight for abortion. Or to protect access to it once the Supreme Court issued its ruling that there's no federal law to base it on," Greenfield reasoned. "But who listens to court rulings anyway? Republicans?"
As bad as the announcement was, it gets worse. Greenfield noted that the release then goes "full MSNBC" after noting that "Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta will chair the Task Force."
She said: "As Attorney General Garland has said, the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision is a devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States. The Court abandoned 50 years of precedent and took away the constitutional right to abortion, preventing women all over the country from being able to make critical decisions about our bodies, our health, and our futures. The Justice Department is committed to protecting access to reproductive services."
First and foremost, there never was a "constitutional right to abortion," which is why the justices overturned "Roe." It is a state issue, and now the states are in charge (again) of deciding it.
But this overt politicization of the Justice Department is only going to get worse, not better, under the Obama worshippers who are in charge of Biden's administration. And the Supreme Court is in Garland's crosshairs.
"DOJ press releases are not supposed to read like partisan political rants. They're not supposed to denounce the Supreme Court or issue personal opinions. But that's all in the past now that we've gone fully woke. And the Biden DOJ remains fully committed to defying the Supreme Court and fighting for the right to kill," Greenfield explained.
"So Biden's DOJ is announcing that it will threaten states and try to sue them if they "infringe on federal legal protections relating to the provision or pursuit of reproductive care; impair women's ability to seek reproductive care in states where it is legal; impair individuals’ ability to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states; ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy; or impose criminal or civil liability on federal employees who provide reproductive health services in a manner authorized by federal law."
The DOJ has no authority to do any of these things.
The woke Obama left is steadily destroying what is left of our governing institutions. The objective is to crash the system so they can rebuild it in a way they can control into perpetuity.