McConnell claimed Democrats are 'addicted to divide and conquer.' Critics offered him a GOP history lesson
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is apparently still reeling from the shift in power that ultimately stripped Republicans of the Senate majority. Now, as he is accusing Democrats of being power-struck, Twitter users are reminding him of Republicans' embarrassing actions that led up to the U.S. Capitol riots.
On Thursday, April 2021, HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic tweeted highlights of the Republican lawmaker's lambasting remarks criticizing Democrats. According to Bobic, McConnell claimed that "President Joe Biden's "broad agenda was neither 'designed nor intended' to get bipartisan support."
The top-ranking Republican lawmaker also claimed that Democratic lawmakers "have become addicted to divide and conquer."
McConnell says Democrats "have become addicted to divide and conquer"— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic)1619707663.0
Twitter users quickly reminded McConnell of the civil unrest that erupted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and who was responsible for it. Some also name-dropped former President Donald Trump as they recalled the great lengths he'd gone to stay in power and how some Republican leaders and lawmakers also aided in the fight to overturn the results of the election.
@igorbobic https://t.co/vwH20Ug6L8— QAnonRonJohnson is trash (@QAnonRonJohnson is trash)1619708320.0
In addition to the insurrection, one Twitter user even highlighted the overall Republican agenda. "Grim Reaper whose agenda was: tax cuts for millionaires, packing the courts with right-wingers and obstructing functioning govt and denying Obama's nominees hearings/votes, says what?" one Twitter user asked.
@igorbobic Grim Reaper whose agenda was: tax cuts for millionaires, packing the courts with right wingers and obstr… https://t.co/wNH1PNTmhI— lawhawk #maskingforafriend (@lawhawk #maskingforafriend)1619707951.0
@igorbobic Republican-elected officials need to catch up with their own Republican constituency…and their fellow Americans. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸— Steve Culbertson (@Steve Culbertson)1619709807.0
@igorbobic Wow. That’s some next level gaslighting. Love this journey for Mitch. Wishing him only misery for all th… https://t.co/F5kUNpfjs8— 💙💙UnassimilatedMD💙💙 End qualified immunity now (@💙💙UnassimilatedMD💙💙 End qualified immunity now)1619710177.0
As McConnell complains, the U.S. Department of Justice and the (FBI) are still investigating the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. Hundreds of attendees are currently facing criminal charges.