If Donald Trump didn’t already hate Mitch McConnell enough, wait until someone reads the latest New York Times issue to him (because we know he doesn’t or can’t read). The question will be how he takes Kevin McCarthy, who the Times quoted as saying: “I’ve had it with this guy.” It didn’t take McCarthy long to go back to kissing Trump’s ass, but we all know how much Trump detests disloyalty, and McCarthy’s words are certainly disloyalty of the highest order.
According to NYT, both McCarthy and McConnell believed Trump responsible for the insurrection on January 6. McCarthy even claimed to others that he would “push” Trump to resign immediately. How did that work out? It didn’t. NYT reported that within weeks, both McCarthy and McConnell had backed away from their earlier stances because they thought him and his base too powerful to go against. That is just pathetic. One incompetent man and a handful of haters kept these two from doing the right thing. The worst thing is that McConnell decided he would let the Democrats do his dirty work instead.
According to the times, McConnell said: “The Democrats are going to take care of the son of a bitch for us.” He knew the Democrats were going to go for impeachment, and he could proverbially keep his nose clean by sitting back and letting them move forward. He also knew that not enough Republicans would get on board with an impeachment to make it reality, so it was in his best interests to simply stand by and let things unfold. McConnell is one of the worst of the worst. He said things in private that he would never publicly say, yet one of his cronies had to have spilled the beans to the press.
While McConnell publicly called out Trump’s behavior, he knew that the 17 Republicans needed for a successful impeachment would never happen. He simply bided his time until Trump was officially out of office, and he was able to take the stance that there was no point to impeachment since Trump was already gone. What a coward. McCarthy, meanwhile, decided it best to go back to kissing Trump’s ass, traveling to Mar-a-Lago for photo ops. Immediately prior to that, however, NYT reported that he was the main one pushing to do something about Trump calling his conduct “atrocious and totally wrong.” He even took to the floor to say that Trump incited the riot, but when the time came for McCarthy to stand up for his constituents and the rest of the country, he tucked his tail between his legs and ran.
McConnell and McCarthy both showed time and again that their loyalties lie with themselves and not the American people. The people of Kentucky keep sending McConnell back to Washington, yet Kentucky is one of the top ten poorest states in the country. It will remain that way until more of its residents wake up and stop voting against their own interests. As for McCarthy, he’s lucky to even be in Washington, and it is high time for his constituents to send him packing.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years