To former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), the statement Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-AZ) made right after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was “one of the most troubling of all the pronouncements I’ve heard in my entire professional life with regard to Congress and the way we function as a democratic republic.”
Hear why in this revealing interview, conducted by FRONTLINE on January 25, 2019 during the making of “Supreme Revenge.”
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