Mitch McConnell argues that democracy is un-American:
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted a video of a recent interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, in which he claimed that House Democrats “would turn us into a country we’ve never been.” For example, a country that resembles something closer to representative democracy for all its citizens. McConnell explained his thinking as it relates to the Democratic wish of granting congressional seats to the people of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico:
They plan to make the District of Columbia a state — that’d give them two new Democratic senators — Puerto Rico a state, that would give them two more new Democratic senators. And as a former Supreme Court clerk yourself, you’ve surely noticed that they plan to expand the Supreme Court. So this is full bore socialism on the march in the House. And yeah, as long as I’m the majority leader of the Senate, none of that stuff is going anywhere.
I’ll let the Sultan of Shrill handle this one:
Well, it would mean giving millions of US citizens, many of them nonwhite, a meaningful say in how they're governed. From McConnell's point of view that IS socialism https://t.co/xccRywCzD7— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) June 17, 2019