Sen. McConnell on February 12, 1998:
Full 9:30 video can be found at C-SPAN: Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the chamber floor about the Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and the investigation of President Clinton. He said the allegations of obstructing justice were serious and that the nation was at a critical point. Senator McConnell said Mr. Starr’s inquiry was being hampered by criticism of the independent counsel.
So, if a single count of obstructing justice was serious in 1998, what does 10 counts amount to in 2019? I went back and researched things to ensure that your oath has not changed, and you’re still under the same oath to protect and defend the Constitution now as you were then.
When will you go to the floor as Senate Majority Leader and proselytize on the danger to the Constitution we face now? I know you won’t make that speech, and I’ll tell you why I feel that way. You will not make that speech because it is you, Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is the most direct threat to the US Constitution right now. Your actions over the past decade is the definition of a domestic threat to the Constitution. Let’s discuss why.
In 2008, you and others met in secret to conspire to totally obstruct then President-elect Obama and not allow him any achievement. Nobody can lie and say it didn’t happen as it has been referenced numerous times in multiple publications such as here, here, here, and here. Now, it’s one thing for the opposition party to stop the majority party from doing harm to the country. It’s altogether different to block everything as a means of winning elections and returning to majority status. That was the plan and agenda behind the opposition to Obama plain and simple, and you were one of the architects of that plan.
Your plan worked in part, but you didn’t deny Obama that second term as you wanted to do. Since he won that second election, you did everything within your power as Minority Leader to stop the Senate from functioning to the point where Reid ended the filibuster on judicial nominees. Looking back on that, I now see that was part of your shrewd plan as well. Using Reid’s decision as cover, you have since gone on and eviscerated Senate norms as Majority leader in order to shore up your political power at the expense of the Constitution AND the American people.
When you became Majority Leader, you kicked your plan for power into high gear further eroding the Constitution as the Founders envisioned it to govern America. Since you were unable to stop Obama from winning that second term, you used your perch in the Senate to deny him the Constitutionally granted powers of his office culminating in denying Merrick Garland a single hearing in regards to his nomination to the Supreme Court. We know your intent because now you’re using your power grab as a joke on Obama and a means to raise funds for your re-election campaign. Conservatives are gleeful with this display too as seen by these headlines.
- Ladies And Gents, Introducing Mitch McConnell, Troll Extraordinaire–RedState
- MITCH MCCONNELL TROLLS DEMOCRATS, MERRICK GARLAND WITH 404 PAGE–DailyCaller
- Mitch McConnell trolls Obama with ‘404’ joke about blocked Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland–MDJ Online
When Russia tampered with our election in 2016, you threatened Obama to keep him from informing America about what was happening. Based on your actions, I’m going to assume that you did this to ensure you got the president elected that you wanted to fulfill your agenda. You even said that was your goal in denying Obama that second term. You won. You were able to deny Clinton that office and installed your puppet president with the assistance of Russia. In return, we now see reports of a $200 million Russian investment into an aluminum plant being constructed in Kentucky. It could all be coincidence, but your actions makes that seem quite implausible.
Now that Robert Mueller has laid out 10 cases of obstruction in which the sitting president has violated his powers under the Constitution, the proper course of action would be to begin a congressional investigation to see if impeachment is warranted. As we’ve seen, no such investigation is likely to happen because of you and your total obstruction regarding upholding your oath of office as a sitting Senator. Does your lust for power exceed your duty to office to defend the Constitution?
I will openly admit that I am relieved that Mueller’s investigation did not find any Russian assets or complicit agreement between Trump’s people and Russian intelligence. I’ll also add that the report did confirm Russian interference as well as what appears to be somewhat coordinated efforts between Russia and Republicans to ensure Trump won the election. What’s not said is that you were complicit in that effort to get Trump elected in regards to your actions towards the previous president.
America is sitting at a crossroad, and you are a major reason why. You’ve distorted the Constitution and Senate norms for a decade, and the result is a president who was stopped from decimating his office only because of the people around him were decent enough to uphold their oaths to defend the Constitution. Now, it’s time for members of Congress to do theirs.
Whether or not they decide to act upon this perceived domestic enemy of the Constitution will determine the future course for America. If Congress sit silently and allow things to go unchecked, we’re setting a precedent for future actions to be much worse than what we’ve seen thus far. I didn’t think Trump should be removed by impeachment before, and I still have that opinion now. Trump needs to go by way of losing an election, not by being removed from office even in light of the multiple instances of obstruction. McConnell on the other hand, needs to feel the full wrath of the Constitution on him to make him an example to others who will undoubtedly seek those same powers in the future.
Congress, do what you were elected to do, or we, the people, will work hard to get you removed from office at the next available election.