Robert Reich Obliterates Mitch McConnell: 'He Has Shamed Himself, the Republican Party, and America'

Mitch McConnell and his perma-smirk have been terrorizing Washington for years and getting away with it. His penchant for putting party over country came to a particularly infuriating head last week when Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court, a seat for which Merrick Garland never even got a hearing. On Sunday, former Labor Secretary and #resistance champion Robert Reich took on McConnell in a brutal new Facebook post, arguing, "No man has done more in recent years to undermine the functioning of U.S. government than Mitch McConnell."

Between his pledge to make Obama a one-term president and his sabotaging of the Supreme Court, McConnell has systematically undermined the instutions at the heart of American democracy, Reich argues. His invoking of the so-called nuclear option to put Gorsuch on is merely the latest expression of his corruption.

Read the full Facebook post, embedded below:

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card


Thanks for your support!

Did you enjoy AlterNet this year? Join us! We're offering AlterNet ad-free for 15% off - just $2 per week. From now until March 15th.