Mitch McConnell takes a tumble


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been having a particularly bad week. His lobbying ties to a Russian aluminum mill in Kentucky were exposed. He earned the name “Moscow Mitch” for blocking election security legislation. He seemed completely rattled when he took to the Senate floor to defend himself. Now McConnell is simply on the floor.

Mitch McConnell tripped and fell while on his patio, and fractured his shoulder, while at his Kentucky home today. This is according to the Washington Post and several other major news outlets. Talk about a fascinating fit of timing on McConnell’s part.

This comes at precisely the same time that activists are calling for McConnell to cancel recess and reconvene the Senate in order to pass common sense gun control legislation, in the wake of the white supremacist mass shooting in El Paso, and the still-unfolding mass shooting in Dayton.

Conspiracy theorists are already suggesting that Mitch McConnell may be faking the shoulder injury as an excuse to not have to reconvene the Senate. We’re inclined to think this is simply a case of a seventy-seven year old man injuring himself after tripping and falling. The upshot is that McConnell is having a really, really bad week. This would be an ideal time for McConnell to announce his retirement.

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