Mitch McConnell just gave something away
Based on his decades-long track record, it’s fair to presume that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is lying every time he opens his mouth. He lies when he’s trying to look reasonable. He lies about how much power and leverage he has at any given time. He just lies, always. You can never take him at his word. But sometimes his lies give away the truth.
Democrats have already passed HR1 in the House, and they’re intent on finding a way to pass it in the Senate. The legislation, along with its companion pieces, will wipe out most of the Republican voter suppression efforts around the nation, and give everyone a fair chance to vote.
Mitch McConnell said this today: “States are not engaging in trying to suppress voters, whatsoever.” We all know he’s lying. All you have to do is look at some of this red state legislation to see that he’s lying. So why is he bothering to lie about it? He clearly must think that the Democrats have a good chance of passing HR1 into law, and wiping out his party’s methods of cheating.
McConnell is a liar who can’t be trusted, but he knows what’s going on in the Senate, and he just gave something away. The only reason for him to come out in such brazenly dishonest fashion against HR1 is because he thinks the votes are there to pass it, and he’s trying to gin up public pressure against the Senators who are planning to vote for it.
Even everybody’s least favorite Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has made a point of publicly throwing his support behind HR1, and saying that he wants to find a way to pass it, whether it be through modifying reconciliation rules, or modifying filibuster rules. No wonder McConnell is upset. If Democrats can shut down the Republican election cheating schemes, Republicans will have a difficult time winning in 2022 with a level playing field.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report