Mitch McConnell Spends $8 Million Investigating Benghazi, ZERO Investigating Russian Hack
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put his own agenda ahead of the safety of his country. Despite a bi-partisan call for an investigation into Russian hacking and work to influence the U.S. Presidential Election, McConnell has opted to pass on the issue, blocking a bipartisan panel from investigating.
So to sum-up: McConnell thought Benghazi was worth spending $8 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAXPAYER MONEY, yet he doesn’t feel anything needs to be spent investigating Russia’s influence over our elections, despite calls from his OWN party, including former Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain.
McCain has called the Russian election hacking “a threat to democracy.” McConnell, however, has opted to ignore it, presumably because he thinks it’ll hurt Trump’s mandate.
Reminder; this isn’t the first time McConnell has let down the American people to push his own agenda. It was McConnell who famously used a funding bill to support first responders of 9/11 as a negotiating tool.
YES, McConnell once used 9/11 first-responders as a negotiating tool. This is not fake news. This is a fact. And everyone involved should be ashamed.
The people of Kentucky deserve a better representative than McConnell, who has spent the latter part of his career doing everything he can to keep his party in power. That has meant selling out 9/11 victims, it has meant spending taxpayer money on politically-motivated investigations, and now it means fighting with Senators in his own party.
McConnell represents himself, and not his people. He’s up for re-election in 2020, so his fate is tied to that of the new President, Donald Trump. Hopefully, they’ll both work to improve over the enxt four years — because right now, what McConnell has provided for the American people, and the people of Kentucky, is quite shameful.