Former Senate Majority Leader, now Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell has become an increasing part of the Swamp that is Washington DC in recent years. While still a Republican, he has continually allowed leftist ideologies to not only take shape but prosper in what used to be his Upper House.
Well, now he’s officially gone off the rails enough to prove it.
This week, after what could arguably be one of the most impeachable actions a US president has ever taken, McConnell has stated that he is in no way, shape, or form going to move against Joe Biden. And that includes any action that serves to hold him accountable for his actions that have now caused at least 13 avoidable American deaths and likely more as hundreds have left behind enemy lines in Afghanistan to fend for themselves.
During an event on Wednesday in his home state of Kentucky, McConnell was reported to say, “The president is not going to be removed from office.”
He went on as if to explain, “There’s a Democratic House, a narrowly Democratic Senate. That’s not going to happen,” according to The Hill.
Now, he does have a point. If enough Republicans stood up and called for Biden to be removed from office via either impeachment or the 25th Amendment, it likely wouldn’t be accomplished due to the Democratic majorities in both legislative houses.
However, that’s a bit beside the point at the moment.
The point, to be clear, is not just to remove Biden from office, which is what a growing number of Americans believe should happen. The point is, in fact, to hold him accountable for decisions that have without question led to disaster. As a result, peace in the Middle East, all that we’ve fought for the last 20 years, and our very reputation has been destroyed.
And all because of one horrific decision by our less than capable commander in chief.
At the very least, an investigation should be conducted to determine any wrongdoing. But even that won’t make it right.
As more than a few GOP congressional members have commented recently, nothing will. The only thing to do now is to make Biden pays for his mistakes. After all, if we can’t hold the man at the top responsible for his own actions, we might as well call this an experiment in dictatorship or communism and not that of a democracy.
The only question should be how that punishment should be meted out.
For Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, the highest-ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden’s actions, or inaction as of late, are grounds for impeachment. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia agrees and has already filed no less than three impeachment articles against Biden.
However, Florida’s Senator Rick Scott believes Biden is no longer capable of making sound national decisions, with the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan as proof. Therefore, he thinks the 25th Amendment should be invoked, no doubt a slightly less harsh option.
Still others, such as GOP Senators Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Josh Hawley from Missouri, think Biden should take the more graceful route and bow out on his accord, resigning his right to lead in full.
McConnell is of a different mind completely, though. Instead of demanding anything from Biden, let alone even an explanation, he thinks the American will make it all right at the ballot box come November 2022.
He said, “The report card you get is every two years. I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box. I do think we’re likely to see a typical kind of midterm reaction to a new administration… Typically there is some buyers’ remorse.”
Now, to some extent, he is correct. 2022 will no doubt show some “buyers’ remorse,” as already there are plenty who have admitted that voting for him was a mistake. But this isn’t some simple infraction. Lives have been lost, 13 of them.
And no one, I repeat no one, can be blamed for it other than Biden. Changing a few seats in each house, even if it changes the majority party, isn’t going serve out the justice deserved for this.
Besides, the midterms are a full year and few months out. Does McConnell think the American people want to wait that long to see not-justice served?
And yet, as former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis pointed out, this is from the same “guy who threw Trump under the bus after the second impeachment hoax… I guess he thinks that encouraging people to ‘peacefully and patriotically’ make their voices heard is more impeachable than literally arming the Taliban and leaving Americans behind.”