After ‘case closed” flopped, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell turned up on Fox News in a tone of virtual begging for the Trump investigations to stop.
McConnell whined to Hannity
McConnell said, “I think the case is closed. I think the controversy has been concluded. I don’t think the House thinks that and I think they’re going to try to stir this up, but enough already. I mean, we found out from the Mueller report that the Russians were deeply involved in it. There were something like 18-20 indictments of Russian companies and Russian individuals who were trying to get into the campaign and mess with it. I think it’s over. I think it’s time to let it go and move on.”
Republicans love to feel victimized, but McConnell did not sound like a strong leader who was defending an innocent president. He sounded like an unpopular Kentucky Senator who is terrified that the White House and his Senate majority are going to be gone by November 2020.
Mitch McConnell already got his Russia bribe
The Russians made sure to take care of McConnell with a $200 million payoff in the form of “investment” in the state of Kentucky. Sending Mitch McConnell who is even less popular than Trump out to complain the Democrats need to move on is one of the dumbest political strategies that the nation has seen in a while.
Trump has few defenders, and with Democrats in control of the House, McConnell has taken on the role of being the president’s congressional cover-up contact. Saying case closed doesn’t make it so. The investigations are going to roll on, and there is nothing that McConnell can do, but sit back and watch the facts wash Trump out to sea.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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