Mitch McConnell doesn’t like Donald Trump and that has always been pretty obvious. The Kentucky senator was quick to cut Trump off following the 2020 election. And while Kevin McCarthy is still kissing Trump’s ring, McConnell has largely ignored him.
That doesn’t mean that McConnell was happy to take advantage of Trump’s presidency. The then senate majority leader used his political advantage to place 3 Supreme Court Justices as well as judges around the country. There was also that tax cut for the nation’s billionaires. Because of this, Mary Trump says, McConnell is the biggest US traitor since Robert E. Lee.
The former president’s niece laid out her thoughts in a recent article for The New Republic. She contrasted the Kentucky lawmaker with the foremost General of the Confederate Army, writing, “the difference that McConnell has been trying to take our country down from within.”
Trump continued, “[McConnell] has always been expert at using existing rules and procedures in ways they weren’t intended to be used. And yet ― whether it was denying Merrick Garland a hearing, pushing through Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation, or ending the filibuster as it applied to Supreme Court nominees but employing it to block legislation that would expand voting rights ― his anti-democratic maneuvers have been performed within the bounds of the system.”
Read the full piece here, courtesy of The New Republic
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.