Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) found himself being dragged on Twitter again for being a complete hypocrite when he urged members of Congress to find the “bipartisan spirit” to pass pieces of legislation still on the GOP agenda.
Earlier this month, McConnell all of a sudden pretended to care about bipartisanship in a message to Democrats after the election begging them to “work with the GOP.”
And that’s laughable because McConnell has a history of rejecting bipartisanship, especially during former President Obama’s eight years in office.
Well, he doubled down on his message on Tuesday by asking Democrats to help Republicans pass remaining items on their agenda, which will be much more difficult to pass once Democrats take over the House in January.
Even after two historic years full of accomplishments for the American people, there are still important items left for this Congress to check off our list before the end of this year.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 27, 2018
Some of this Congress’ biggest accomplishments have been bipartisan. From landmark opioids legislation to improvements in veterans’ services to historic progress on appropriations. Our remaining work on nominations and legislation will require more of that bipartisan spirit.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 27, 2018
Of course, what McConnell really wants is for Democrats to surrender to the Republican agenda now because he knows he’ll be forced to work with a Democratic House majority to get things done over the next two years. After all, bills won’t pass the House without Democratic approval.
And just like his previous call for bipartisanship, Twitter users trashed McConnell’s hypocrisy.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell summed up his plan to National Journal: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”
By amazing coincidence, Turtle Boy, that’s the plan for Trump
Only this time, it’s gonna happen
— KTFaye (@KTFaye) November 27, 2018
You are possibly the most partisan person in Washington.
— Jim Bruer Jr. (@JimBruerJr) November 27, 2018
The most partisan senate leader tells lies. Bipartisanship is nice so PROTECT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION.
— Joy Shahbazian (@ShahbazianJoy) November 27, 2018
Want to accomplish something really important & historical? Stand up to Trump and save the country you claim to love from facism! THAT would be an accomplishment!
— Jill Eckenrode (@JillEckenrode) November 27, 2018
— Carol Bollard (@carol96738) November 27, 2018
This is code for “there are still things we need to ram through to screw the middle class before @TheDemocrats hold us accountable.”
— Welcome to Reality! (@RealityAwaitsU) November 27, 2018
Go ahead and hold your breath. We’ll all wait…
— Kurt Kreiger (@kurtkreiger) November 27, 2018
You don’t know the meaning of the word bipartisan. Put the vote to protect Muller to the floor for a vote!!
— Steve Taylor (@Steveta84294152) November 27, 2018
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.
— Kevin Longley (@B33rSlayer) November 27, 2018
— Mario Ramirez (@Family_CFO) November 27, 2018
You’re the laughing stock of leadership
— Dennis Baird (@dlbjrbaird) November 27, 2018
Your tactics to retain #Republican control are the enemy of #bipartisanship. When confronted with your hypocrisy, you rationalize or straight up lie. How can our nation progress when your strategy is to undercut everything the other party does? pic.twitter.com/0BqD8PygBD
— Andrew (@andrewhuffman) November 27, 2018
Don’t even pretend to be interested in bipartisanship. Our economy will be feeling the effects of your greedy tax cut for the 1% for decades. You care about yourself and your rich donors, period.
— Kara The Democrat (@KaraDemocrat) November 27, 2018
This from the same man who said his sole objective was to make Obama a one-term president rather than creating jobs. pic.twitter.com/8zdEjGlamf
— Allison Wonderland (@Allison09110444) November 28, 2018
— Sybill Trelawney (@SybilT2) November 27, 2018
You had the chance to set the tone for bi-partisan spirit and cooperation for 8 yrs under Obama, and you refused to do so. Instead, you vowed to make Obama a one-term President, pushed an obstructionist agenda, and stole a Supreme Court seat. You reap what you sow. #hypocrite
— Angry Scientist (@Angry1Scientist) November 27, 2018
If McConnell is really serious about bipartisanship, he can prove it in 2019 and 2020. Because Democrats should not wantonly help Republicans pass their poisonous agenda in the final weeks of a lame-duck session when Congress has a real upcoming opportunity to accomplish true bipartisanship when Senate Republicans are forced to work with House Democrats to craft legislation. But we all know McConnell will likely obstruct every bill because Republicans aren’t completely getting their way.
In short, his call for bipartisanship is bullshit.
If Mitch was actually serious about bipartisanship, he would stop blocking the bipartisan bill to protect Robert Mueller from Trump. A bill that is truly bipartisan in sponsorship and the votes that would pass it. The bill would take “about three minutes” to pass according to Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, and give plenty of time for McConnell to sell the rest of his agenda.
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