NEW: Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy Put Trump Over Country
April 21, 2022
Bombshell reporting from the New York Times confirmed what we’ve long known: Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy sold out their country to appease Trump. Even after Donald Trump incited a violent assault, tried to overturn an election, and continues to lie about it, they’ve decided to hand over their party to Donald Trump in a shameless pursuit to cling on to power, consequences be damned.
McCarthy and McConnell made it clear: talk is cheap.
New York Times: “In the days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building, the two top Republicans in Congress, Representative Kevin McCarthy and Senator Mitch McConnell, told associates they believed President Trump was responsible for inciting the deadly riot and vowed to drive him from politics.”
New York Times: “‘The Democrats are going to take care of the son of a bitch for us,’ Mr. McConnell said, referring to the imminent impeachment vote in the House.”
It’s easy to talk tough in private, but when push came to shove, both McConnell and McCarthy proved they’d rather surrender to Trump than hold him accountable for inciting a violent attack on our democracy.
New York Times: “But within weeks both men backed off an all-out fight with Mr. Trump because they feared retribution from him and his political movement. Their drive to act faded fast as it became clear it would mean difficult votes that would put them at odds with most of their colleagues.”
New York Times: “Mr. McCarthy spent the four years of Mr. Trump’s presidency as one of the White House’s most obedient supporters in Congress. Since Mr. Trump’s defeat, Mr. McCarthy has appeased far-right members of the House, some of whom are close to the former president.”
New York Times: “In February, Mr. McConnell voted to acquit Mr. Trump even as seven other Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to muster the largest bipartisan vote ever in favor of conviction in a presidential impeachment trial… In a Fox News interview in late February 2021, Mr. McConnell was asked whether he would support Mr. Trump in 2024 if the former president again became the G.O.P. nominee for the presidency. Mr. McConnell answered: ‘Absolutely.’”