Mitch McConnell just came out of left field and blew all our minds. Today at a Bloomberg event, Mitchy said that he recommended to Trump that Merrick Garland become of the new head of the FBI. Merrick Garland. You know, only the judge that Mitch McConnell absolutely refused to see sitting on the Supreme Court:
Actually, I have spoken with the President about it. I recommended Merrick Garland. That may surprise people but he has a deep background in criminal law. He was the prosecutor in the Oklahoma City bombing case. And I think it would make it clear that President Trump will continue the tradition at the FBI of having an apolitical professional.
Well, I think he said it all. There is nothing but shock on our end. Mitch McConnell, one of the republicaniest Republicans, is putting partisan politics aside for the good of the country. What the what?
It’s doubtful that this is even a possibility. Currently, Garland is serving a lifetime appointment as chief judge of the DC Circuit Court. If he were appointed to the FBI, it would leave a very high-profile position open and it would swing the appeals court from liberal leaning to conservative. So, sadly, that is likely the reason he suggested it, but maybe he was trying to do the right thing and wouldn’t that be lovely?
Now, arguably more than ever, we need to see a strong FBI. With Trump’s apparent ties to Russia, we need someone neutral to oversee the investigation for the sake of our country. It has been reported that there have been eight candidates spotted over the weekend meeting with White House officials to interview for the job. However, Merrick Garland was not among the eight and it is highly unlikely that he will be–besides, Trump would probably fire him anyway.