Mitch McConnell Signs Shirt Mocking Merrick Garland

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McConnell blocked Garland's Supreme Court nomination in 2016.

According to the NY Post, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signed a shirt mocking Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit, Merrick Garland. In 2016, Mitch McConnell blocked former President Obama’s nomination of Garland to the Supreme Court. On the shirt, a picture of Garland’s face is printed between the date of his nomination and the date that the nomination expired. The bottom of the shirt reads, “Gone but not forgotten.”

The student posing in the picture with McConnell is Malcomb Haming, a McConnell Scholar and sophomore at the University of Louisville. He posted the photo to Twitter, saying that McConnell loved the shirt.

In response to the criticism of the photo, Haming said, “The whole thing is clearly satire. People underestimate @senatemajldr’s sense of humor. He’s a funny guy.”

In 2016, McConnell told then-president Obama that the Senate would neither meet with or consider Garland during an election year.

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