Senator Mitch McConnell has gone too far, has far overstepped his bounds. In fact, it would seem that there are no limits, no boundaries to what McConnell believes is within his rights.
There is hard, irrefutable, fact-based evidence that the Russians interfered in numerous ways with our 2016 election, likely the only reason we have a madman in the Oval Office today. Set aside for the moment the issue of how involved Donald Trump’s campaign was with the Russian efforts, for while that is important, today I wish to address something else. Our intelligence agencies have warned that the Russians are already up to their shenanigans in an effort to do a repeat performance in 2020. Even Trump’s butt-kissing Attorney General Barr has said that conditions still exist that would allow this scenario to repeat in 2020. FBI Director Christopher Wray and Robert Mueller have warned that if we do nothing, the 2020 election will be compromised.
Last year, a bill with bipartisan support in the Senate, the Secure Elections Act, that would have …
- Promoted better information sharing about cybersecurity threats
- Funded improvements to state election systems and processes through federal grants
- Established a bug bounty program to uncover new vulnerabilities in election systems
Not enough, but a darn good start. The bill was squelched just 90 minutes before it was set to be heard on August 22nd. We now know who squelched it … Mitch McConnell. Today, there are three bills in the Senate that address election security:
- Protecting the Right to Independent and Democratic Elections (PRIDE) Act
- Protecting American Votes and Elections (PAVE) Act
- Honest Ads Act, which would give online political ads the same disclosure requirements as political ads on television and other media
All three were introduced last year and re-introduced this year after the 115th Congress failed to act. And, it looks as if the 116th will also fail to act, all because of one man: Mitch McConnell.Last week, it came to light from another senator, Roy Blunt of Missouri, that McConnell has made it quite clear that he will not allow the Senate to consider any election security bills. Process that for a minute. One man … one single man has the power to ensure that we will have an election, perhaps the most important election in our lifetimes, that completely lacks integrity.
His reason appears to be that any talk of the 2016 Russian interference upsets Donald Trump, and McConnell, among others, lacks the courage, the guts, to stand up to Trump and do the right thing. How does such a wimp get elected to the Senate to begin with, let alone stay there for thirty-four years? Mitch is 77 years of age … he’s well past his prime and is another of those old, bigoted white men that we need to purge from Congress!
This is the third time in a week that I have heard of people doing the wrong thing for the sole purpose of protecting Don Trump’s fragile ego. Wake up, people! Don Trump is 72 years old, not two. If he couldn’t take the heat, he should have stayed out of the kitchen!
There is but one republican in all of Congress who I can respect, who has courage, who is not attached by puppet strings to Donald Trump, and that is Justin Amash. But again, that is a story for another day.
I don’t know about you folks, but I am livid at the thought that an elected official, one who has been taking taxpayer money for 34 years now, would so blatantly act against the best interests of every single person in this nation in order to keep Trump happy, for everyone knows that if you make Trump angry, he will call you names.
Consider for a moment the results of the Russian interference in 2016. We ended up with the most corrupt president the nation has ever seen. A madman, a warmonger, a fool who acts first and thinks later, if he thinks at all. And now, according to McConnell, we may well end up stuck with him for at least another four years, just because Mitch wishes to stay in the good graces of that same fool? Not only that, but quite possibly the interference will filter down to congressional elections also, and it may be that he who gets the most votes … loses.
We’ve heard a lot about ‘obstruction of justice’ lately … is what McConnell is doing not also obstruction of justice? He is, after all, keeping Congress from doing their job and denying the people of this nation, the people who pay his salary, the right to a fair and unfettered election.