Saturday night, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) posted on Twitter, that “Is this Democracy?” and claimed, that the “Roll Call Virginia Republican politicians fail to ensure justice, no peace.” However, the top aide of the Democratic leader deleted his tweet, and replaced it with a statement that read, “You don’t show up at a Supreme Court vacancy you did not appoint.”
Schumer tweeted his statement after losing a bid for the vacancy on the high court to former Obama appointee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Tonight, after ‘successfully’ losing the Supreme Court seat that he did not appoint, Republican leaders promised to keep it from the next president until the president resigned,” Schumer tweeted. “This is so deeply wrong. This is undemocratic. This is an insult to the Constitution. And it’s very un-American.”
The statement, originally written in the form of a tweet, showed what appeared to be a picture of the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The hypocrisy of [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)] and [Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA)] made clear,” Schumer continued. “When the American people say they want federal judges confirmed, they will reject the most partisan nominations, beginning with those filled by Republicans to fill Supreme Court vacancies.”