'A low-down shame': 12 reasons why Mitch McConnell is the worst

‘A low-down shame’: 12 reasons why Mitch McConnell is the worst

Mitch McConnell with his hands in the air

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Mitch McConnell is really good at his job. Unfortunately, his job is being evil and destroying democracy.

Let’s toss aside all of Rich Mitch’s dubious achievements on the way from his net worth mysteriously skyrocketing to over $30 million on a $193,400 salary. For now, let’s just focus on all the anti-democratic nonsense he’s pulled on America since that fateful day, June 16, 2015, when the big orange monster came down the Trump Tower escalator.

McConnell ‘personally introduced’ an amendment that blocked infectious disease funds

Mitch McConnell smiling

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You’d think the guy who suffered a polio attack as a toddler would be a little more pro-vaccine, but in 2017 the Mitchster cut some key funding that didn’t do anyone any favors when the coronavirus pandemic came around three years later.

Jane Mayer reports in the New Yorker that:

McConnell… personally introduced a little-noticed amendment to eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which provided grants to states for detecting and responding to infectious-disease outbreaks, among other things.

In response, a coalition of hundreds of health organizations wrote McConnell and other congressional leaders, warning of “dire consequences.” Spoiler alert: McConnell ignored the experts’ pleas and cut the funding so he could deliver a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. Hurray!!!

F-U Merrick Garland

A photograph of the US Supreme Court.

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237: Number of days before the 2016 election that Merrick Garland was nominated by President Obama to the Supreme Court.

2: Number of hours after Justice Scalia’s death that McConnell declared any appointment by Obama to be null and void. Because y’ know… that job was for the next president.

1: Number of hypocrites Mitch sees every time he shaves.

Election security? Hahahahaha!!!!

Moscow Mitch screws Kentucky military families in favor of Trump's border wall vanity project 1

Want a good laugh?

Mitch McConnell just accused Democrats of “partisan hysteria” for caring about election security. For four years, Moscow Mitch has been urged to do something about Russian attacks on our electoral system. But Mitch doesn’t care. He actually fell asleep at one of the briefings.

Year after year, bipartisan measures to beef up the security of our voting has been swatted down by the Moscow man. Even FBI Director Christopher Wray (who was appointed by Trump) recently testified to Congress that Russia is actively attempting to undermine Biden’s campaign.

Bill Blocker Supreme

Nancy Pelosi standing in front of American Flags

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The House has passed nearly 400 bills that Mitch McConnell has let gather dust on his desk ‚ including the CARES act which offers FINANCIAL HELP TO AMERICANS DURING A PANDEMIC! McConnell and friends refused to even bring it to a vote.

And yet — even though he holds all the power — the Moscow Man still plays the blame game.

No witnesses at this trial, pal!

Mitch McConnell shaking Trump's hand

The White House

The Senate Majority Leader said that Donald Trump’s impeachment trial required no witnesses.

Here’s why:

Never in Senate history has this body paused an impeachment trial to pursue additional witnesses with unresolved questions of executive privilege that would require protracted litigation.

Sounds like Mitch had a train he had to catch.

Ramming through Brett Kavanaugh

A photograph of Justice Brett Kavanaugh raging.

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Perhaps Mitch’s best skill is ignoring things he doesn’t want to see.

He rushed through the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and dismissed all of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations as nothing more than a nuisance. Asking the FBI to investigate a credible charge by a credible woman that impacts a lifetime appointment to the world’s most powerful court? Nah. Hey, what about subpoenaing Mark Judge (Kavanaugh’s pal) who allegedly was involved in the assault? Nope.

Because justice is a dish best served in a microwave for ten seconds.

Elaine Chao shenanigans

A photograph of Mitch McConnell sitting with his wife Elaine Chao

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If you thought that Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao only married Mitch McConnell for his looks, you’d be wrong. He also helped her already rich family get at least $350,000 in PPP loans meant for companies struggling due to the pandemic. Yep. Thanks for stealing from the little guy.

Going postal on democracy

Louis DeJoy

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McConnell never met an institution he didn’t mind breaking.

The Post Office required just $25 billion to keep it solvent. However, in his $1 trillion stimulus package this summer, Mitch allocated exactly zero dollars for the postal system. To put that in perspective, $0 is not even enough money to mail a postcard.

There’s a reason he’s called Moscow Mitch

A Soviet style propaganda poster shows Mitch McConnell in a Soviet Uniform.

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One of Mitch’s biggest donors (nearly $4 million to McConnell’s leadership PAC) is Russian-born U.S. citizen Len Blavatnik — who (surprise!!!!!) still has ties with two Trump-tied Russian oligarchs, Viktor Vekselberg and Oleg Deripaska.

But wait! It gets worse! Or better, if you’re Moscow Mitch.

McConnell used his clout to get U.S. sanctions LIFTED on Deripaska and his aluminum company, Rusal. And to complete the Quo in the Quid Pro, Rusal plans to invest $200 million in a plant in… KENTUCKY!!! It’s not subtle.

Coal-ing for dollars

A pile of coal

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McConnell cut funding for black lung disease suffered by Kentucky coal miners. And, when a group of miners took a 10-hour bus ride to Washington to ask him to restore the funding, McConnell met with them for two minutes before refusing to help them.

We rode up here for 10 hours by bus to get some answers from him because he represents our state. For him to come in for just two minutes was a low-down shame. — George Massey, a coal miner from Harlan County, Kentucky

McConnell’s treatment of Kentucky coal miners featured in one of Amy McGrath’s campaign ads.

Blood on his hands

Kyle Rittenhouse walks through the streets of Kenosha proudly carrying an automatic rifle.

Screenshot / CBS / Twitter Tariq Nasheed

As domestic terrorism continues to spread its ugly tentacles, our courageous Senate Majority Leader won’t allow debate on remedies for gun violence. He refuses to take up gun-control legislation passed by the House for something as non-controversial and innocuous as background checks.

Thanks to the filibuster, Mitch knows he’s protected and knows there’s zero chance of getting to 60 votes to force a floor vote so… he continues to do nothing!

RIP RBG? Nah!

Photo of Justice Ginsberg

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Mitch waited all of 80 minutes (80 MINUTES!!!!) after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on Friday evening to make an announcement of his own:

Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise. President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.

Just seeing that hollow statement makes me want to give all my money to Amy McGrath.

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