Mitch McConnell had a fit of nearly ten minutes in the Senate in response to President Biden’s proxy speech.
– CSPAN (@cspan) January 12, 2022
McConnell said in part:
The President’s anger yesterday was incoherent, wrong and under his Office.He used the term Jim Crow 2.0 to demagogue a law thatthe franchise more accessiblethan in his own stateDelaware.He blew Georgia’s proceedingsto local electionsOfficials in Pressing NationalLegislation with almostidentical language to itOutput.
The president has hinted at thingslike popular voting idTo be laws, quote – listenthat – totalitarian?Totalitarian?Ironically on the same day Washington, DC is democratic Mayor told citizens to bring themboth a photo ID and a vaccineCard every time you leave that House. The President appealed repeatedlythe uprising on January 6th whileeven with irresponsible, delegitimizing rhetoric thatundermines our democracy.
The incumbent president of The USA compared to AmericanStates to totalitarian states.He said our country will be oneAutocracy if he doesn’t get hisPath.If he doesn’t prevail.This is how the world saw our commanderin the main propaganda againsthis own country, his own countryto an extent that would have donePravda blush. There was no single standardbehind it all the presidentsaid.
Mitch McConnell runs scared
McConnell saw what happened in 2020 when people got to vote. The Republicans lost the White House and the Senate. Senator McConnell fears 2020 will be the new normal and the Republican Party will lose the elections in the years to come.
Senator McConnell’s speech did not come from a position of strength.
McConnell is scared because changing the filibuster rules to reflect the will of the majority would weaken his political power. Mitch McConnell would no longer be able to obstruct presidents, block candidates for the Supreme Court, and generally lead minority tyranny.
The Senate is closer to real change than it has been in years. Mitch McConnell senses the turning point and therefore throws everything on the wall in the hope that something will get stuck.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association