Our “esteemed” Senator Patty Murray isn’t exactly known for being at the top of her class in the U.S. Senate, if you know what we mean (and I think you do). But, she is known for her extreme partisanship – and that’s exactly what she displayed at a recent Planned Parenthood rally in Olympia.
Reading from a piece of paper (we assume her staff members knew better than to assume she could deliver a short speech without notes), Murray called Republicans “absurd and wrong” for saying they would block [lame-duck] President Barack Obama from appointing a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
She goes on to disparage Senator Ted Cruz and wraps up by claiming that Republicans “watch Mad Men and think it’s a how-to.”
Of course, perhaps due to her rusty public speaking ability, Murray stumbled over the delivery of the insult we assume she thought was clever and had spent time practicing.
After the event, an activist approached Murray, asking why she believes Republicans are wrong for saying they would block a nominee when her colleague Chuck Schumer called on Democrats to do the same at the end of former President George W. Bush’s second term.
In 2007, Schumer gave a speech in which he advocated blocking appointees if any additional Supreme Court vacancies opened under Bush.
Murray did not answer the question, choosing to hide behind her staff.
You can check out the video below.