The following is a partial transcript of a speech by Sen. Elizabeth Warren on June 9, 2016:
… You know, when first asked, though, about whether he would condemn Trump’s comments about judge curiel, senator Mitch McConnell, the senate republican leader said, well, gee, you know, “Donald Trump is certainly a different kind of candidate.” He-he-he. And then after days of pressure, McConnell finally said, attacking the judge is stupid, and that the Trump should, quote, get on script. what script is that, exactly and where do you suppose that Donald Trump got the idea that he can personally attack judges, regardless of the law, whenever they don’t bend to the whims of billionaires and big businesses?
Trump isn’t a different kind of candidate. He’s a Mitch McConnell kind of candidate. Yes. He is exactly the kind of candidate you would expect from a republican party whose script for several years has been to execute a full-scale assault on the integrity of our courts. Blockading judicial appointments so Donald Trump can fill them. Smearing and intimidating nominees who do not pledge allegiance to the financial interests of the rich and powerful. That’s the kind.
Now, Trump is also house speaker Paul Ryan’s kind of candidate. Paul Ryan condemned Donald Trump’s campaign for its attacks on Judge Curiel’s integrity. Great. Where’s Paul Ryan’s condemnation of the blockade, the intimidation, the smears and the slime against the integrity of qualified judicial nominees and Judge Garland? Where is he? Yeah. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want Donald Trump to appoint the next generation of judges. They want those judges to tilt the law in favor of big businesses and billionaires like Trump. They just want Donald Trump to quit being quite so vulgar.
Warren’s remarks, as posted online, can be seen here.