Mitch McConnell Reshaping U.S. With Right-Wing Judge Approvals | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy at the Leadership Conference, and Kenji Yoshino, constitutional law professor at NYU Law School, talk about the exceptionally high rate at which Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are processing judges that serve their political views and how that will reshape the United States for years to come.
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

Mitch McConnell Reshaping U.S. With Right-Wing Judge Approvals | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

56 Comments on "Mitch McConnell Reshaping U.S. With Right-Wing Judge Approvals | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. free_WiFi he's innocent | August 1, 2019 at 2:30 AM | Reply

    Moscow Mitch is the root of the cancer in white house

    • He is the root of all Republican and Trump sickness and it will be the death of the Republicans. Most Democrats don’t degrade Republicans, as far as I can remember the only thing that separated Republicans from Democrats is the approach of conservatism not neo nazis attitude. So what happened during those presidency you only have to see when Mitch McConnell was in office then you’ll start to realize when the Republicans turned morally and financially corrupt. It’s like their made to drink some kind of drug to turn their souls into pure evil. Look at Lindsay Graham defending McCain he drinks the drink or is slipped a pill he all of a sudden turns into this psychotic defender of Trump.

    • Gary dP. That “drink” or “drug” that you speak of is laced with dollars. $$$$$$$$$$$

    • This goes so much deeper than Mitch – Nancy and Chuck are complicit (example- big shiny new budget with no constraints whatsoever for Trump admin courtesy of the great bipartisanship Trump appreciated so much from them) , military leaders, SCOTUS and appeals courts (lower courts don’t matter – don’t know why we bother with them), think tanks, Interpol, IMF and of course all the private hedge fund billionaires that have more money between them than most countries put together – Republican or Democrat doesn’t matter – we are witnessing the Zionist take over that has been coming for a long time – New American Century (formerly PNAC)  plan that started with 911 is in front of us. In my opinion – Trump is one thing – we really need to watch Pompeo, Bolton and especially Kushner to understand what is being done under our name.

  2. Among Kentucky voters, Mitch has a 33% approval rating and a 56% disapproval rating.
    How the heck does he keep getting elected?
    Oh, that’s right.
    Gerrymandering. 😄😆😅😂

    Mitch is clearly advancing judges to pack the courts in an autocratic fashion. Yes Men. Activist.
    The republican party is pushing a right wing agenda into the courts. WTF!

    • Crystal Giddens | August 1, 2019 at 8:21 AM | Reply

      @E P Former Democrat Explains Why He Now Supports Trump –

    • Cindi Morgan | August 1, 2019 at 8:54 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell Keep dreaming liberal!!

    • Yes, we liberals can’t allow judges on the courts if they will not advance our agenda.

    • I’m not even worried about the right wing agenda. I’m worried about the dictatorial agenda. Donald trump is not one who sees an advantage and let’s it go. Once he gets the courts in his grip, democracy is FINITO in this country. And the reason all the republicans are with Trump is bc he above all else, knows how to grab power, how to bully and threaten and make people fear for their lives his way through the masses so people just let him get away with it and get out of his way. He’s going to make it so the republicans keep power far beyond 8 years. Who wouldn’t want that promise I’d never having to run again???? Who wouldn’t want the promise of being a leader forever, stealing the people’s money forever, selling the country off forever, even having their children inherit their seats. Imagine, they really would’ve taken power for the white people.

  4. Does Moscow Mitch even pretend to not be in the Russian pocket anymore?

  5. Yet dems still dont do anything to stop it, maybe mitch isn’t the only one controlled by Russia maybe these judges are too and dems too

  6. Moscow Mitch isn’t just being ultra partisan, he’s playing dictator by proxy. If he’s allowed to continue appointing blatantly biased judges at this pace, with the obvious gerrymandering & gutting of the Voting Rights Act, he will have succeeded in subverting democracy for decades, even if he loses his seat. Democrats need to stop playing & go after him just as hard & unfair as he is.

    • Cathy Holland | August 1, 2019 at 7:09 AM | Reply

      Eric Y- would you move to Kentucky and run for office against Moscow Mitch? Please?!

    • Agree
      This life time crap will be struck down and these appointments disbarred from law……

    • His biggest publicly noted donor is Blackrock run by Larry Fink – Laurence Douglas Fink (born November 2, 1952) is an American financial executive.  He is the chairman and CEO of BlackRock, an American multinational investment management corporation. BlackRock is the largest money-management firm in the world with more than $6.5 trillion in assets under management.  Always follow the money .

  7. Lorenzo Carmagnola | August 1, 2019 at 2:55 AM | Reply

    This is so messed up.

  8. George Roberts | August 1, 2019 at 2:56 AM | Reply

    It’s been a right wing effort for decades in the making, trump is just exacerbating the game of partisan corruption for the destruction of down the middle law interpretation. Ideological activists in our federal courts are a bastardization of the entire system led by Moscow Mitch for years. It’s been long in planning and implementation and the screw things up then point government implosion is just part of their destruction of federal power based democracy in favor of fascist takeover by deep pockets. States rights is just another divide and conquer game as ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) has demonstrated for big money to control states from behind the curtain to circumvent federal controls. Freedom is the last thing on their mind for the average man. Their only concern is the ‘freedom’ of deep pockets to get away with anything for profit regardless of how badly it screws up our future. Short term profit with unregulated capitalism isn’t good for our children let alone our grandchildren. Science denial and the destruction of our civil infrastructure systems and commons so game players can get their grubby hands on them is greed at it’s worst. We need go-getters…but they need to be on leashes for which we design the length for how far they can go. The bastardization of CEO compensation by Robert Rubin when Clinton tried to limit CEO pay started a down hill death spiral by making corporate CEO pay contingent on stock options based on quarterly reports fostering short term thinking that has tied the hands of our best COE’s to do long term good. Many have families and grandchildren too and hate this downward death spiral as well.
    But the big players laugh all the way to the bank.

    • Marc Milton-Talbot | August 1, 2019 at 5:23 AM | Reply

      In fact a coup d’etat in slow motion.

    • Trump was never in any political party until he realized and had insider information that the party he chooses will pad his pockets. This is the whole reason why people are shocked he even ran for office. Trump padded pockets of who will allow him to do his crimes unseen and if he got away with it. So now the Republicans have been trying to do their dirty deeds for a long time only to be blocked on numerous occasions. Now that the Republicans have a puppet in their hands with help with a foreign country they now have someone to do their dirty work for them, and Mitch McConnell knows what he’s doing and he’s got the perfect person to allow him to do what he wants. McConnell had no intentions of doing his job to serve the people that voted him in, nor did Trump. Their agenda is to pad their pockets as deep as they can no matter how they get it, they’ll continue to do so until their crimes catch up with them. By putting in Trump appointed judges he hopes these judges will use their legal background and influence to allow them to continue on this crime spree. These judges have sworn to uphold the law and for them to allow these disgusting acts of crime in your face is appalling. How can you live with yourselves to go to law school pretend to uphold it and then when sworn in because you’ve been nominated and knowingly you’ll be doing a tyrannical presidents bidding?

    • We need liberal judges to legislate from the bench. The American People will never give us enough votes to be effective in Congress.

  9. Lorenzo Carmagnola | August 1, 2019 at 2:56 AM | Reply

    Why can’t we stop this BS.

  10. And no questions about judges and SCOTUS in the debates. Why?

    • Danish
      What would you like to have answered? There isnt much to gain other than opinion because these judges are appointed for life and thus a new president cant do anything to correct the damage immediately. We literally have to wait until they resign or die off… to me it seems that the republican, now trumpublican party with crooks like #MoscowMitch have a long plan to twist things so that they have the senate to block a democrat president when the opportunity comes or magically have judges resign when they have a president in the office. This scheme is a top priority for that party, whereas Democrats have other legislative priorities and then usually are caught on the wrong foot.

  11. James Armijo | August 1, 2019 at 3:06 AM | Reply

    Mitch IS trying to make AS much OF a mess, right before they go TOO prison.if they r CRIMINAL, ALL they DO should GETTING smogy AND it’s getting worst every day 100 Times worst THEN it’s ever been. Your eyes AND lungs WILL feel IT your kids will DIE FROM THE SMOG BECAUSE IT’S DEFERNT FROM THE SMOG FROM THE PAST.

  12. Mitch-Moscow and traitor trumpanzee wants these judges to help them break the way Republicans like

    • Mind Freshener | August 1, 2019 at 5:10 AM | Reply

      Because Russia needs Republican judges to preside over trivial Liberal whining matters?
      I am reading the comments and find myself amazed that they have the Internet at the Mental Asylums.

    • @Mind Freshener “To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.” – Thomas Jefferson

  13. Jeri Pruneda | August 1, 2019 at 3:49 AM | Reply

    Mitch McConnell is the biggest threat to American democracy.

    • First American democracy would have to *exist* in order for it to be threatened.

    • DivineHeresy | August 1, 2019 at 9:37 AM | Reply

      The Democrats and praetorian media literally rigged their primaries and tried rigging the general election in 2016 by colluding with foreign powers to fabricate the russiagate scandal. And you say a guy who looks like a turtle is the greatest threat.

    • glenn zechman | August 1, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Reply

      DivineHeresy Sorry but wrong! The biggest threat to the American democracy is the moronic uneducated republicans party and their supporters! Sorry this is not the party of Lincoln sorry that party died under Nixon! But the problem is that you are to stupid to understand it’s

  14. Well, regardless of who is the judge you can now just ignore him/her if you don’t like his/her ethnic background or party affiliation! Just like Drumpf does!

  15. It has been so obvious that Trump has been acquiring a sympathetic judiciary. Law suits are a way of life for him and no better way to ensure he wins in court. He operates in full view but his opponents have their heads in sacks. Dumb.

  16. Seems a contradiction. First, there’s Moscow mitch, bending over backward to let putin and Russia elect the president and representatives in the 2020 elections. Then you have totalitarian mitch setting up a lifetime sondergericht in the US legal (no justice there) system.

  17. william fortune | August 1, 2019 at 4:33 AM | Reply

    What a disgrace this poisonous old man McConnell is. When the truth comes out he’ll be found to be a Russian asset

  18. Leeanne Bishop | August 1, 2019 at 7:36 AM | Reply

    Told ya that most of the judges were bias and taking bribes and payoffs and those judges must not care about the oaths they took US your justice system fails you

  19. @7:25 folks!! ” the quiet revolution” pay attention to the senate and the courts. We should all be concerned with McConnell’s actions.

  20. JR ALEXANDER | August 1, 2019 at 9:41 AM | Reply

    The self-described ‘Grim Reaper’ of democracy, that’s Moscow Mitch. A chinless man who decided to use his geeky looks as a disguise to hide the evil deeds he has done.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.