Mitch McConnell all but admits the fix is in
Moscow Mitch McConnell is going to take Donald Trump's quid pro quo and run with it. If he has anything to say about it—and he does: He's the final word—the impeachment recommendation that the House will almost certainly refer to him will be quickly dismissed.
He couldn't be more clear in sending that message. Here's what he said on Wednesday: "Look, I think it’s pretty clear our Democratic colleagues do not have a great affinity for President Trump, but the country cannot afford for Democrats in Congress to take a one-year vacation from any productive legislation just because they’d rather obsess over impeachment."
McConnell made Trump so gleeful with that that he plagiarized it with a tweet. It’s Moscow Mitch in full troll mode. Because he's the guy who so gleefully calls himself the Grim Reaper of House legislation. The guy whose campaign created an actual fake graveyard celebrating the fact that nothing the House accomplishes will be allowed on the Senate floor. He told Kentucky voters last April, "If I'm still the majority leader of the Senate after next year, none of those things are going to pass the Senate. […] They won't even be voted on. So think of me as the Grim Reaper, the guy who is going to make sure that socialism doesn't land on the president’s desk."
The number of House bills that hit the brick wall of Moscow Mitch numbers in the hundreds—bills that would secure our elections, fight climate change, protect our citizens from gun violence, make being healthy affordable. They've even passed 10 out of 12 spending bills necessary to keep the government from shutting down. McConnell absolutely revels in killing all that.
And he's going to revel in joining with Trump to kill impeachment. To allow that man to invite any foreign power to interfere in our elections, to subvert the republic. Because that's where the money is.