HILARIOUS: McConnell Trolls Obama After Kennedy Announcement

June 28, 2018

On Thursday, the day after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his impending retirement, paving the way for another genuine conservative to join the Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who made sure the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat got filled by a conservative, seemingly had a little fun of his own, trolling former President Obama by wearing a suit exactly like his. Obama had caused mild controversy when he appeared in the briefing room in 2014 wearing a tan suit.

McConnell had famously warned then-Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid back in 2013 not to destroy the filibuster and make a simple majority in the Senate enough to confirm a judicial nominee:

The Columbia Bugle @ColumbiaBugle

Revenge, sweet glorious revenge.

Mitch Mcconnell in 2013 when Harry Reid changed the Senate rules:
“You’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think."

1:56 PM - Jun 27, 2018

But Reid didn’t listen, and McConnell had every right to enjoy the moment, which did not go unnoticed:

Daniel Foster @DanFosterType

MCCONNELL (in shirtsleeves): Bring me the tan suit, Covington.

COVINGTON (an aide): But sir, the libs are already on suicide watch, I don’t know if—

MCCONNELL: The tan. Suit.
Daniel Foster @DanFosterType

The Tan Suit Troll.
12:08 PM - Jun 28, 2018

Alex Griswold

I'd say "who wore it better?", but McConnell wore it better and there's no debate.

https://twitter.com/akarl_smith/status/1012406990616891392 …
Allan Smith

The trolling is getting out of control

James Hasson @JamesHasson20

Shorter Mitch McConnell, this whole week: “I tried to warn you guys in 2014 that you weren’t
going to like how this ended. But you didn’t want to listen to Cocaine Mitch, so this is how it goes.”

Mitch McConnell moments after Justice Anthony Kennedy announces his retirement.