In his relentless pursuit of energy and securing a long-lasting legacy within the courts, McConnell fortunately deserted his oath of workplace and any inkling of patriotism to play footsie with Trump all through his grotesque tenure as de facto head of the GOP. In truth, McConnell helped clear the way in which for Trump’s corrupt elevation to workplace when he refused to sign on to a bipartisan assertion revealing Russian interference within the 2016 election. When Trump declared neo-Nazis “very high-quality individuals” in 2017, McConnell led Republicans in declining to condemn the feedback. And after a mountain of proof confirmed Trump had extorted the chief of Ukraine in his bid to smear a political rival and win reelection, McConnell lined up the Republican votes to acquit Trump of impeachment costs with out listening to from a single witness within the Senate.
So when it got here time for McConnell to shoot down Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election outcomes earlier than it blossomed right into a full-blown coup try, it got here as no shock that McConnell spent greater than 5 weeks diddling round earlier than lastly acknowledging Joe Biden because the nation’s rightful president-elect.
However now, all of a sudden, as McConnell faces a return to the Senate minority, he and his allies apparently suppose it is time to wipe off that Trump stench and begin anew.
“Feelings working excessive amongst McConnell-aligned Republicans early Wednesday am — after actuality of what transpired in Georgia settled in,” Nationwide Journal columnist Josh Kraushaar tweeted early Wednesday morning. “Stands out as the warmth of the second, however temper is for declaring conflict on Group Trump. Wish to marginalize Trump as they marginalized Steve Bannon in 2017.”
Wow—now that Trump concurrently alienated suburban voters whereas failing to prove sufficient of his cultists to ship wins in Georgia, McConnell and his cronies are going to take a stand. Daring.
Sorry, fellas, that ship has sailed. McConnell & Co. aided and abetted Trump for 4 strong years, presiding over the destruction of America’s establishments and democratic norms and leaving the nation in tatters. However now that the GOP’s electoral future is in peril and the occasion is descending right into a bitter civil conflict, McConnell and his allies suppose they’ll simply brush Trump off their shoulders like a pesky bout of dandruff.
Go forward, declare conflict on Trump. Historical past will keep in mind. And within the meantime, McConnell and the Republican Celebration will now reap what they sowed—whole fucking chaos without end.