Democrats See A Light At The End Of The Tunnel, Hatch Plan To Oust Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell has lorded his power over the United States Senate for nigh on ten years now.
One can’t ever forget how he wouldn’t even give President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, a meeting or a hearing, and instead waited until Donald Trump was president so he could pack the courts with right-wing ideologues.
McConnell also has 400 bills sitting on his desk that were sent over from the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives that he won’t take a look at. He has fashioned himself the Grim Reaper of all of this legislation.
That’s appropriate, since he is interested in doing nothing but killing the legislative process. That is, of course, when he isn’t shoving through Trump’s racist, homophobic, pro-big business, anti-choice judges for lifetime appointments.
Now, it seems, that Democrats are ready to fight back.
There is reason to believe that the GOP-controlled Senate is not so safe after all. The first sign of this is former Vice President Joe Biden’s big come back. With someone like Biden at the top of the Democratic Party’s presidential ticket, McConnell and his “comrades” in the Senate can hardly play the socialism card.
Secondly, it seems that Governor Steve Bullock is entertaining a Senate run against Montana Sen. Steve Daines, something was unheard of until recently.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) says of the situation, “We have a better chance of winning now than we did just a few weeks ago.”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), says, “I’m optimistic. think we have some good candidates, and I think Joe Biden at the top of the ticket is going to be wonderful.”
Whether or not this plays out remains to be seen. McConnell even has his own challenger in Kentucky, Amy McGrath, who happens to be a well-qualified Naval retiree.
People don’t like McConnell as well as they used to, and Democratic enthusiasm to get rid of Trump is through the roof. That could definitely have a down-ballot effect.
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