Mitch McConnell, Who Once Took Money Away From 9/11 First-Responders For Politics, Just Changed The Senate Rules ‘Cause He Couldn’t Get What He Wanted
By Teddy Paige
Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate will go nuclear today, changing the rules because they couldn’t get the 60 votes to get Neil Gorsuch onto the Supreme court. And this action by McConnell, no matter which way you slice it, is completely inappropriate and yet 100% predictable.
Keep in mind, the 60 votes had previously been required to ensure one party could not FORCE judges who weren’t widely supported.
Keep in mind, the 42 Senators who oppose Neil Gorsuch currently actually represent a majority of Americans.
Keep in mind, President Trump, who nominated Gorsuch, didn’t’ get a majority of American’s votes, and that Merrick Garland, who was nominated by President Obama, actually did… twice.
Keep in mind, that same President Trump is currently under investigation by the FBI for collaborating with the Russian government during the 2016 election
And lastly, keep in mind that ALL of this – the changes to the Senate rules, the unconstitutional suppression of Merrick Garland — it’s all being orchestrated by Mitch McConnell, a man with a 19% approval rating right now, which is even lower than Trumps’.
I’ve written previously about how the people of Kentucky should be ashamed of the work McConnell is doing. He, most notably, once used money intended for 9/11 first responders as a way to prove a political point. That’s not a misprint, or fake news; he used the funding for 9/11 first responders healthcare as a way to get what he wanted politically. This is a man who once essentially said “first responders to the 9/11 attacks can get exactly what they want… once I get what I want.”
Does it get any lower than that?
So really, in the grand scheme of things, changing a long-standing Senate rule to push through an unpopular judge isn’t really anything that shocking