Mitch McConnell may be gloating after Republicans managed to retain control of the Senate, but this 2013 press conference was a complete disaster.
Editor’s Note: Samuel Warde is the editor-in-chief of Liberals Unite (recently re-branded as The Art of Living) as well as a contributor to Mindy Fischer, Writer. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. You can view a list of his articles here.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may be gloating in the wake of the midterm elections and his recent his success in forcing flawed nominee Brett Kavanaugh onto the United States Supreme Court.
And don’t bother getting me started on the subject that this, of course, comes in the wake of Republicans’ refusal to hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s overly qualified nominee, Merrick Garland to the bench. (You might recall that Mitch McConnell was instrumental in shutting any consideration down, very much in the same way he refuses to allow a Senate vote protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller despite calls by Chuck Grassley the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and others.)
Liberals are angry, and rightfully so, making this 2013 press conference – shown in the video, below – all the more entertaining.
Questioned by reporters, McConnell ended up sounding like a stammering fool (no insult intended towards fools or those who might stammer) repeating himself three times in an effort to dodge a question regarding possible ethics violations by his office during his 2014 bid for reelection.
Here’s how it went down. As reported by Mother Jones, a secret recording from February 2013 had been revealed in which McConnell and his aides were captured discussing how they could attack noted film actress and activist Ashley Judd who was considered a serious contender for the Senate seat held by McConnell.
The recording raised serious ethical considerations for McConnell and his staff as Senate rules strictly prohibit Senate employees from engaging in ANY political activities while on the clock or otherwise receiving government pay.
As Mother Jones reported: “the tape indicates that several of McConnell’s legislative aides, whose salaries are paid by the taxpayer, were involved with producing the opposition research on Judd.”
You can watch the press conference, below, and let us know if you think that anyone is actually fooled by his line of B.S.
It’s no small wonder that Trump decided to brand himself as a Republican when he decided to try to seize the presidency by any means necessary….