Russia has a new friend, and no, it’s not Cheeto Jesus. He’s been a friend for a really long time. The new friend? Mitch McConnell. The Washington Post is reporting today that the Obama administration, after being briefed by the CIA that Russia was clearly trying to intervene in the presidential election, attempted to form a bipartisan coalition to go after their hackers. Obama wanted a bipartisan effort to avoid looking like he was playing politics during the campaign.
In mid-September, intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders in a secure room in the Capitol. The Democrats present unanimously supported a bipartisan effort to go public with an accusation against Russia for meddling in the election. As you would expect, the Republicans were split on the issue. In the end, McConnell vetoed the effort, obviously to protect his own damn job. As stated in the article:
According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.
We all know the result. Aided by the Russians, Cheeto Jesus gets enough electoral votes to win the presidency while losing the popular vote by over 2 percent. McConnell was rewarded by landing an appointment of his wife, Elaine Chao, as Secretary of Transportation. Oh, yeah. One more thing; McConnell refused to talk to the Washington Post for this article.
The damage that Mitch McConnell has inflicted on our country is now incalculable. He literally blocked president Obama from helping the US and its economy for 8 years; he unconstitutionally blocked the nomination of a Supreme Court justice for almost a year. We can now chalk up a presidential win to McConnell’s list by his enabling the Russians to interfere in a national election. Thanks, Kentucky.
Instead of being expelled and charged with treason, this sh*tbag is once again Senate majority leader. (Sorry, Momma, there’s just no other descriptor.)