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MSNBC host Chris Hayes outrageously claimed via Twitter on Monday that conservatives are “addicted to whining” and that they “dubiously obtained” a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court as the landmark abortion case “Roe v Wade” is set to be allegedly overturned.
“Conservatives love nothing more than to be both victor and victim. Just utterly addicted to whining even with a dubiously obtained 6-3 majority and Roe about to fall,” the “All In” host tweeted.
His biased and false commentary comes as the Senate is holding hearings on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Hayes’ “whining” allegation was over the vetting of Jackson, contending that conservatives have nothing to complain about because they somehow suspiciously obtained a majority on the high court.
Hayes is no stranger to making incendiary comments meant to provoke political outrage. And he’s not alone on the left in accusing conservatives of rigging the court.
Conservatives love nothing more than to be both victor and victim. Just utterly addicted to whining even with a dubiously obtained 6-3 majority and Roe about to fall.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 21, 2022
“Every justice was confirmed using the constitutionally prescribed method. These people believe anything that denies them power is dubiously attained,” National Review senior writer David Harsanyi wrote on Twitter.
“’Dubious’ for democratic elections to matter or to restore powers to democratically elected governments that were stolen by unelected judges without a basis in anything done by the people,” National Review writer Dan McLaughlin chimed in.
Townhall.com political editor Guy Benson ripped Hayes over the comment, “Lots of whining and victimhood claims in our politics, with the latter heavily incentivized. Very common on both sides. Also, current 6-3 SCOTUS majority was 100% legitimately obtained, despite dangerous delegitimizing efforts by ‘victims’ whining about losing.”
Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley remarked, “’Dubiously obtained’ is demonstrably unfair. All of the justices were not dubiously but constitutionally confirmed.”
“These incessant attacks on the Court ignores Justice Breyer’s own admonishment that the left was creating a perception of a political court that was both untrue and undermining the essential trust in the institution,” he astutely noted. “He warned that ‘the perception of political influence can only feed that perception, further eroding that trust.’”
Hayes tweeted during Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate hearing in Oct. 2020, “The thing I find most notable about ACB’s answers today is that the GOP traded a hundred thousand American lives for her seat on the court, and there are thousands of Americans walking around healthy right now who will be sick and dead by year’s end.”
He also went after Coney Barrett in Jan. 2021 tweeting a photo of her with former President Donald Trump, captioning it, “Wonder if Amy Coney Barrett has pictures like this framed and up in her house or not.”
Jackson is being treated respectfully during her confirmation hearings. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told the nominee, “This will not be a political circus. This will not be the kind of character smear that sadly our Democratic colleagues have gotten very good at.”
WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz highlights the Democrat Party's history of smearing Supreme Court nominees.
"This will not be a political circus. This will not be the kind of character smear that sadly our Democratic colleagues have gotten very good at." pic.twitter.com/n4cvi23Tl0
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 21, 2022
That’s not to say that Republicans won’t grill her on her past political stances. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) brought up examples of Jackson’s record as a judge to allege she had been lenient on child sex offenders.
But he did so in a manner that did not disrespect Jackson or degrade her. Despite that fact, the media pounced on Hawley for daring to question the judge’s political history.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
“If you look at her record, what you see is this is someone who has consistently let sex predators, child sex predators off the hook. For people who have been convicted of child porn offenses, she’s consistently given the lenient sentences slaps on the wrist,” Hawley asserted.
“This is someone who has raised the question whether sex offender registries are unconstitutional, whether notifying parents when there’s a sex offender in the area is unconstitutional, she suggested all of that. I mean, this is very troubling … If you look at what she’s done as a judge on the bench when she had the chance to put away child predators over and over again,” he charged.
“When it comes to these child porn cases – these are pedophiles we’re talking about – she chose to give them the lightest sentence possible in case after case,” Hawley concluded.
The Washington Post and CNN claimed that Hawley’s accusations were somehow out of context. The Nation’s Elie Mystal outrageously suggested on MSNBC that Hawley was trying to get her killed for bringing up her record.
Hayes’ attack against conservatives was incessantly mocked on social media:
“Dubiously obtained” lol
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) March 21, 2022
Says the whiniest * victim* on MSNBC.
— E Devoe🚛 (@elliemae0404) March 21, 2022
This entire tweet is a perfect example of playing victim and whining. https://t.co/rg1J63zkpE
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) March 21, 2022
A lesson in whining from someone still whining about Merrick Garland not being confirmed six years ago. https://t.co/MO1YHSuR0v
— Sunny McSunnyface 🇺🇦 🌻 (@sunnyright) March 21, 2022
Liberals love nothing more than to be both victor and victim. Just utterly addicted to whining despite controlling the trifecta and a Supreme Court nomination certain to succeed. https://t.co/U0HzJ10WLM
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) March 21, 2022
'dubiously obtained' Your accusation of whining contains whining. Casting doubt on the legitimacy of The Supreme Court like it's no big deal. https://t.co/NQmnWiTVca
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) March 21, 2022
Who is that’s addicted to whining again? https://t.co/AP5tb8ECch
— The H2 (@TheH2) March 21, 2022
Sounds like this guy is questioning the integrity of our elections. Sounds like that's something a Russian asset might do. https://t.co/sqKN8Hj9mg
— 🇺🇸 doctorcherokee 🇺🇸🍊 (@doctorcherokee) March 21, 2022
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