I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. ABC News reporter Terry Moran SHOULD change his last name to ‘Moron’, especially after his latest tweet:
Is there any doubt that the GOP would end the filibuster for good–in a heartbeat–if it served their purposes? https://t.co/5dbnxs8LDF
— Terry Moran 🇺🇸 (@TerryMoran) June 14, 2021
“Is there any doubt that the GOP would end the filibuster for good–in a heartbeat–if it served their purposes?”
‘Moron’ is reacting to McConnell’s comments this morning about blocking SCOTUS nominees if he becomes majority leader, and apparently he was so triggered by it that he made this ridiculous statement about the filibuster.
Why is it ridiculous? Because Trump put all kinds of pressure on McConnell to dump the filibuster a few years ago, when Republicans had the majority in both houses, and McConnell refused to do it. This would have served Republican purposes too, as ‘Moron’ put it.
You’d think an ABC News Senior National Correspondent, who covers politics for a living, would know this. Where has he been hiding, under a rock?
Here’s some of the truth bombs I mentioned…
You mean like when Trump asked McConnell to do it and he said no? https://t.co/YWWpZp21Vw
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 14, 2021
There's a lot of doubt, because Trump pushed them to do exactly that back in 2017, and, instead of doing so, they issued a bipartisan letter affirming their commitment to it. 31 Democrats signed that letter. https://t.co/rNppC0gA0i
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 14, 2021
It's really shocking how ignorant and insulated reporters are about actual positions and events on the right.
We know for a fact this isn't true because Trump wanted them to get rid of it in 2017 and almost every Senate Republican, including McConnell, rejected his efforts. https://t.co/fJ7or8Boe8
— AG (@AGHamilton29) June 14, 2021
This is an incredible amount of ignorance from a top level national reporter.
The GOP had that chance NUMEROUS times during that last 2 decades, and never took the opportunity.
So there is quite a bit of doubt, Terry. https://t.co/11Al3adu1G
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) June 14, 2021
— Tommy Heslin (@realtommyheslin) June 14, 2021