This is out of Mitch McConnell’s hands and he knows it

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Anyone who underestimates Senator Mitch McConnell does so at their own peril. The turtle is a swampy creature, to be sure. But he’s not stupid. Time and time again, Moscow Mitch has shown us he is unafraid of wading into the muck and getting his corrupt boots filthy.

And right now, the turtle has turned his wily shell on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The turtle recently held a luncheon. I imagine his mood was stern. Several Republican Senators dined with him. And reportedly, McConnell made a firm plea: vote AGAINST Judge Jackson’s confirmation.

He reportedly called Jackson’s record “alarmingly extreme.”

“I think the Democrats thought this would be an easy process,” the chuckling turtle reportedly said. He also referred to her as a “radical nominee.” It’s not surprising to me that McConnell would do this. His reputation as a ruthless negotiator is at stake.

One of those present was Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who reportedly did not contribute much to the dialogue.

It is hard to be one’s own self when one’s leader rules by fear. I know this. But what happens next is going to be a test both for Murkowski and for Senator Mitt Romney. Neither has yet announced a decision on the way they plan to vote. But we do know Romney would, in all likelihood, very much want to run for President in the future.

He has demonstrated this through his actions. But alas, if Romney votes against Judge Jackson, he can say goodbye to THAT dream. Many will not forgive him, I believe. Murkowski is a vastly popular Senator, and I am hoping she will do the right thing. I am hoping BOTH these Senators do.

I hold out more hope for Murkowski than Romney. Romney, as of late, has shown his GOP colors more and more. I do not have a good feeling about his vote, but I could be wrong. I hope I am.

   

And I hope Senator Murkowski steps forward and does the right thing. Sometimes doing the right thing can be challenging. But it is also quite satisfying. And it makes one stronger. Here’s hoping these Senators can choose courage over fear.

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