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Mitch McConnell blocked the Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorial from the Capitol Rotunda

Mitch McConnell blocked the Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorial from the Capitol Rotunda
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgPhoto: AP

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has a reputation as one of the most ruthless members of Congress other than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). But a new book reveals just how low the senator is willing to go in his partisan crusade to disrespect progressives at any cost.

After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon and feminist hero, McConnell allegedly refused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) request to honor the justice with a memorial in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Susan Page’s new book, Madam Speaker, includes the revelation in a passage about the California congresswoman’s relationship with the notoriously devious senator.

“Mitch McConnell is not a force for good in our country,” Pelosi told Page. “He is an enabler of some of the worst stuff, and an instigator of some of it on his own.”

Ginsburg would have been the first woman to lie in state in the rotunda. Instead, her coffin was placed in Statuary Hall on the House side of the Capitol.

Both McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) refused to attend the service.

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