To the Editor: The definition of ‘hypocrite’

I recently had reason to look up the meaning of the word hypocrite. No words in my trusty dictionary, just a large picture of Sen. Mitch McConnell. What better definition!

Almost a full year before the last presidential election, Mitch said words to the effect that anytime during an electoral year, no Supreme Court Justice should be confirmed before the people spoke in the election. That was then, this is now.

When a black Democrat was president, that applied for almost a full year. Now he says Trump, a Republican president, (within less than two months of the election) should have his nominee voted upon up to January of next year, swearing in month for the new president, be it Trump or Biden. How sad.

McConnell and Reid “broke” the senate long ago and it will apparently remain broken for now. While his picture is not along side of Mitch’s, Lindsay Graham and all the other Republican Senators who are talking out of the other side of their mouths deserve a hall of shame moment also.

Lindsay said as late as 2018, that if Trump nominates some one in the election year, he will insist the vote wait until after the election. On tape, and he said hold that tape so I can be held to my words. Wow!, now he’s saying we need to vote on Trump’s nominee after the “notorious RBG” has passed away. Don’t care how you spell it, hypocrite reeks from the Republican caucus in the Senate this past week.

Gale Poppen

Story First Published: 2020-09-25