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Moscow Mitch Goes Full Tankie


The Attorney General, on the orders of the president, ordered peaceful and lawful protesters to be assaulted with batons, poison gas, and rubber bullets so his one and only client could conduct a photo op. Mitch McConnell considers even symbolic opposition to this outright fascism to be going too far:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution proposed by Senate Democrats that would have condemned President Trump’s response to protesters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, when federal law enforcement officers forcefully removed demonstrators from a park across from the White House.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced the resolution on Tuesday, saying on the Senate floor that the removal of the protesters was “appalling” and “an abuse of presidential power.” He attempted to pass the measure by unanimous consent, which does not require a vote by the whole Senate but can be blocked by any member.

McConnell objected, accusing Democrats of pulling a political stunt in the middle of the crisis sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his knee to his neck.

I am beginning to think that the one consistent mission of Mitch McConnell’s political career — getting rid of as many constraints on the ability of wealthy people and corporations to influence elections and political outcomes — is not in fact based on a principled commitment to a robust public discourse.

…you may call this appalling, Mitch McConnell calls it erotica.

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