I hadn’t even had my first cup of coffee this morning when I read what a friend had sent me — an op-ed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who took yet another opportunity to excoriate President Trump under the cover of “defending the Constitution.”
Notwithstanding the fact that – as my friend pointed out, “McConnell’s constitutional and political arguments against the lawless Dems are well taken. Re-read it with that on mind… his rule of law argument which is the ground on which Collins and others (Republicans who voted to convict Trump) should be criticized.
OK, grant that. BUT… What this editorial tells me is McConnell is desperate. He knows what he’s done is further tear the fabric of the GOP. He thinks he’s going to mend it and win it back for himself and his Corporate/Wall Street buddies, but that ship has sailed. McConnell’s an ancient mariner who is going down with that debt-ridden elitist yacht.
Example: We saw the videos of the spontaneous rally that took place in Palm Beach yesterday to honor Trump on Presidents’ Day? Hundreds lined the road enthusiastically cheering and waving flags in an exhibit of love and appreciation for him as he returned from the golf course. The Republican Party is his. And McConnell knows it. Thus, McConnell is desperate to wrest it back. He MUST destroy every vestige of Trump and the MAGA Movement and convince Trump’s followers that under all that, he’s really Orange Man Bad.
When the truth comes out, it will reveal that McConnell was as responsible as Pelosi and Schumer for what happened on January 6th at the Capitol. What did he do to prevent it? Nothing. Yet McConnell has the temerity to pontificate and tut-tut about the Constitution? Please. This hypocritical op-ed makes even clearer that though his argument might be sound, he has blood on his hands.
Consider the source.
McConnell’s been violating the Constitution with his deals with Communist China through marriage, and from that he has taken millions of Chinese $. Ten million at least. That’s a very nice payday from the Red Commies.
He defiles the Constitution while posturing behind it.
Hell, I can’t get beyond the first two sentences of his op-ed. The temerity of this man is beyond belief.
He shares responsibility for enabling this “insurrection” fiasco with Pelosi and Schumer. Did he know that President Trump offered help with 10,000 National Guard troops to secure the safety of all? Did he know that Pelosi refused? Does Mitch McConnell live in a sandy turtle’s nest? No. I believe he knew everything. And he let it happen because he detests what Trump has done to his Grand Old Party party. He hates the MAGA movement. Which means he hates us. And was willing to hang it on Trump for those reasons. And when he saw he didn’t have the votes to convict, what did he do? He gave cover to his Republican confreres and voted against conviction, but wasted no time tying Trump to a verbal whipping post.
Mind you… this is a man who KNOWS the election was stolen.
Time will prove his mendacity. And Trump’s innocence in this debacle of Pelosi’s making.
How audacious of the turtle to pen this garbage that his pals at the GOP propaganda sheet Wall Street Journal are only too happy to publish.
He says his job was to defend and uphold the Constitution. Then why didn’t he lead the charge to examine the Election ballot fraud evidence?
The Mumbler is talented about one thing for which I’ll give him credit. He is facile at speaking from both sides of his mouth.
Victor Davis Hanson in an interview with Jan Jekielek at The Epoch Times said this week : “If the Republicans [Leader McConnell] would say, “Tomorrow, we’re going to take the House, that’s our goal. And when we’re in the House, we’re going to select a special prosecutor. We’re going to demand one, at least from the Congress. And we’re going to look into the whole Biden family’s dealings with China and whether Hunter Biden still is some way involved with the Chinese Communist government. And we’re going to look at the tax returns of Joe Biden to see if there was any truth to the email that he was the “big guy” with 10 percent, and got money that he did not report. And we’re going to have this special prosecutor, and we want to warn you in advance that we’re going to file articles of impeachment if we find something against you.”
I think it would be a very different world….”
Republican leader Mitch McConnell trashed President Trump following his second acquittal Saturday by the US Senate.
McConnell brutally trashed President Trump following his acquittal.
McConnell and the GOP elites (GOPe) worked against President Trump for years preventing him from passing his wildly popular agenda to protect America, its workers, and its citizens.
As reported earlier, McConnell did not hold back as he ripped Trump apart for a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and attempting to “overturn the election.”
He claimed that the protesters stormed the Capitol because they had been “fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth,” and that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”
And then Mitch McConnell suggested that President Trump can still be charged in the criminal justice system!
On Tuesday Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down on his outrageous remarks. McConnell continued to push for criminal charges against the former Republican president.
McConnell wrote in his oped that former officials are ‘still liable to be tried and punished in the ordinary tribunals of justice.’
McConnell is leading the charge to get Trump arrested and prosecuted.
McConnell is the leader of the Senate Republicans. They must support this.
Jan. 6 was a shameful day. A mob bloodied law enforcement and besieged the first branch of government. American citizens tried to use terrorism to stop a democratic proceeding they disliked.
There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended.
I was as outraged as any member of Congress. But senators take our own oaths. Our job wasn’t to find some way, any way, to inflict a punishment. The Senate’s first and foundational duty was to protect the Constitution.
Some brilliant scholars believe the Senate can try and convict former officers. Others don’t. The text is unclear, and I don’t begrudge my colleagues their own conclusions. But after intense study, I concluded that Article II, Section 4 limits impeachment and conviction to current officers.
Everyone agrees that “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” exhaust the valid grounds for conviction. It follows that the list of persons in that sentence—“the president, vice president, and all civil officers”—likewise exhausts its valid subjects…
…The Constitution presupposes that anyone convicted by the Senate must have an office from which to be removed. This doesn’t mean leaving office provides immunity from accountability. Former officials are ‘still liable to be tried and punished in the ordinary tribunals of justice.’ Criminal law and civil litigation ensure there is no so-called January exemption.