- 1 Democrat in Disguise
- 2 Sabotage of Judge Roy Moore
- 3 Working for Chinese Communists
- 4 External Links
- 5 Sources
Mitch McConnell is a Democrat in disguise. He deliberately refused to pass conservative legislation protecting both the unborn and born from 2017-18 by waiting until Democrats took over the House in January 2019 to make passage of a 20-week abortion ban or a born alive bill to protect newborn babies a priority. McConnell also blocked efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare during this time, in spite of his campaign promises for years promising to repeal and replace. McConnell opposed conservative Christian creationist Judge Roy Moore when he ran for the U.S. Senate, endorsing Moore's opponent Luther Strange, and then attempted to get Moore's Democrat opponent Doug Jones elected.
McConnell is running against C. Wesley Morgan for the 2020 Kentucky U.S. Senate seat in the upcoming primary elections to be held on May 19, 2020.
Democrat in Disguise
Mitch McConnell's actions, particularly from 2017-18 when Republicans had a supermajority (control of the House, Senate, and Presidency allowing them to pass any legislation without Democrat votes) show that he is a traitor, a Democrat in disguise.
McConnell from 2017-18 refused to pass a 20-week abortion ban. When Rand Paul attempted to pass legislation defunding Planned Parenthood, Senate leadership under McConnell had a talk with him, and explained they did not want pro-life legislation to pass.
|“||"I'll give you an example. Last year, I tried to attach to a spending bill a prohibition to have any money spent by Planned Parenthood. You know what happened? [GOP leadership] sat me down and one of the senior Republican senators said, 'We cannot have the vote today.' I said 'why?' He said 'we might win.'"
McConnell deliberately waited until after Democrats took control of the House in January 2019 before introducing born alive legislation (even though the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act has made it illegal for years to leave newborn children to die without medical care). McConnell and GOP Senate leadership had two years from 2017-18 to pass pro-life legislation, and refused to pass pro-life legislation so they could cynically use pro-life votes in 2020 at the expense of babies' lives.
Despite campaigning on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years, once Republicans had a supermajority from 2017-18 allowing them to pass any legislation they wanted to, McConnell began blocking all attempts to remove Obamacare. On May 4, 2017 the House passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. However, the Senate under McConnell refused to even bring it up for a vote.
McConnell refused to even introduce a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, instead introducing a 'skinny' bill that kept Obamacare fully intact. John McCain then narrowly defeated the bill because it did not repeal Obamacare as promised, and he wanted the bill to go through a regular committee process instead of being rushed through without debate in the same way Obamacare had been passed.
McConnell then, despite never having attempted repeal of Obamacare, began insisting that Republicans needed to work with Democrats on healthcare.
|“||"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled to reporters on Wednesday that he doesn’t have any plans to move again this year to repeal ObamaCare, even though Republicans might now have a better chance of success after Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) was sworn in. Senate Republicans view Kyl as someone more likely to vote with GOP leaders on health care reform legislation than was late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the maverick whom Kyl replaced after his death."
-Alexander Bolton, The Hill
In October 2017, a bill was presented by McConnell's liberal allies Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, but John McCain and Rand Paul blocked it because it did not repeal Obamacare as promised. McConnell continued attempting to shut down efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare throughout 2017 and 2018 despite intense opposition from other GOP Senators who wanted the Republican Party to keep their key promise of 'repeal and replace' made when passing so many repeal bills in years past. In 2019 he ignored calls by Donald Trump to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Ignored the Nuclear Option, to Sabotage the GOP
McConnell refused to use the 'Nuclear Option' (which would have required that bills pass with 60 votes instead of 51), even after the GOP took control of Congress following the 2016 elections. This had the result of sabotaging Republican legislation and preventing major bills from passing while Republicans controlled Congress. McConnell refused to allow Republicans use of the nuclear option for passing legislation by changing Senate rules to require a 51-vote margin, even though Democrats had previously used the nuclear option in both 2010 to pass Obamacare and 2013 to pass Obama's judicial nominees. McConnell even threatened Democrats at the time that they would regret use of the nuclear option.
Although McConnell finally allowed use of the Nuclear Option to pass judicial nominees in 2019 after Republicans had lost control of the House, after allowing its use for confirming Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in 2018, he has still refused to use it for passing legislation.
|“||"McConnell promised to protect the supermajority on legislation, saying that filibusters on nominations are a new phenomenon but those on legislation are essential to the Senate’s essence. 'The legislative filibuster has been there a long time, everybody has been up or down, majority or minority at various times. We all understand that’s what makes the Senate the Senate,' he told reporters Tuesday."
-Paul Kane, Washington Post
McConnell used the tactic to obstruct passage of border wall funding. He also used it to prevent Republicans from passing a budget to stop the government shutdown, which ultimately allowed Democrats to extra major concessions and increase the budget; which Republicans are now continually labeled as hypocrites for allowing.
Is Infiltrating RINOs
Mitch McConnell is backing RINO Senators such as Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski on the pretense that they are needed to expand Republican control, even though they vote consistently with Democrats on virtually all major issues. These include:
- Lindsey Graham (helped McConnell block use of the nuclear option
- Roger Wicker (McConnell fundraised with him in 2017)
- Thom Tillis
- Cory Gardner
- Susan Collins
- Lisa Murkowski
Those who have retired include:
- Orrin Hatch (helped McConnell block use of the nuclear option)
Fundraising with RINOs
McConnell also fundraises with RINOs such as Thom Tillis, Cory Gardner, and Roger Wicker. McConnell is working secretly for the other side to replace conservative Republican Senators with liberal Democrat infiltrators, and using GOP Senate funds to do so.
Sabotage of Judge Roy Moore
Mitch McConnell sabotaged Judge Roy Moore's campaign and helped Doug Jones, a Democrat, win election. Moore, a conservative Christian creationist runs the Foundation for Moral Law dedicated to protecting Christians' religious freedom. McConnell had one of his cronies, Luther Strange, run against Moore, openly fundraised for Strange, and poured over $8 million dollars into the race using the Senate Leadership Fund in a futile attempt to help Strange win.
|“||"To claw back some credibility as a politician who will 'drain the swamp,' Strange cannot appear too closely connected to GOP leadership. And yet Strange is relying on McConnell for financial support. The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reported Thursday that as of early September, the Senate Leadership Fund super PAC, which is affiliated with McConnell, had spent $733,000 to promote Strange and another $2.5 million to air negative ads against Moore. Since Sept. 11, the Senate Leadership Fund has spent more than $720,000 on postage and printing to advance Strange's cause and oppose Moore, according to the Center for Responsive Politics."
Callum Borchers, Washington Post
When Strange failed, McConnell then refused to provide financial support to Moore. McConnell also continued to attack Moore publicly, suggesting that the Senate would expel him even if he won.
Working for Chinese Communists
Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, is the daughter of Chinese shipping magnate James Chao. She has openly used her position to enrich her family and China, while insisting on the inclusion of her relatives during meetings with China. As noted by Newsweek, "Chao is married to Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, whose re-election campaigns have also benefited from large monetary donations from the Chao family."
|“||"Ms. Chao’s office had made a series of unorthodox requests related to her first scheduled visit to China as a Trump cabinet member, according to people with knowledge of the email. Among them: asking federal officials to help coordinate travel arrangements for at least one family member and include relatives in meetings with government officials. In China, the Chaos are no ordinary family. They run an American shipping company with deep ties to the economic and political elite in China, where most of the company’s business is centered. The trip was abruptly canceled by Ms. Chao after the ethics question was referred to officials in the State and Transportation Departments and, separately, after The New York Times and others made inquiries about her itinerary and companions...
Ms. Chao has no formal affiliation or stake in her family’s shipping business, Foremost Group. But she and her husband, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, have received millions of dollars in gifts from her father, James, who ran the company until last year. And Mr. McConnell’s re-election campaigns have received more than $1 million in contributions from Ms. Chao’s extended family, including from her father and her sister Angela, now Foremost’s chief executive, who were both subjects of the State Department’s ethics question. Over the years, Ms. Chao has repeatedly used her connections and celebrity status in China to boost the profile of the company, which benefits handsomely from the expansive industrial policies in Beijing that are at the heart of diplomatic tensions with the United States, according to interviews, industry filings and government documents from both countries. Now, Ms. Chao is the top Trump official overseeing the American shipping industry, which is in steep decline and overshadowed by its Chinese competitors."
-Michael Forsythe, Eric Lipton, Keith Bradsher, and Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times
Investigation by the House Oversight Committee
Chao is now being investigated by the House Oversight and Reform Committee for her ties to China because she lied about not holding shares in her family's China-backed company, Foremost Inc. and tried to involve her family members in meetings with Chinese officials.
|“||"'The Committee is examining your misstatements of fact, your actions that may have benefited the company in which you continued to hold shares, and your compliance with ethics and financial disclosure requirements,' the letter read. Foremost Group, a New York-based business, has received hundreds of millions of dollars in loan commitments from a Chinese government-run bank, according to the New York Times. In June, the newspaper reported that Chao tried to involve members of her family in meetings with Chinese officials that she attended in her capacity as transportation secretary... The Oversight Committee revealed in their letter, sent on Monday, that they're also investigating Chao's failure to "divest of stock" in Vulcan Materials Co., a construction company where she served on the Board of Directors for two years, prior to being appointed transportation secretary. 'You did not sell your shares in Vulcan until June 3, 2019 — after the Wall Street Journal published an article about your failure to divest from the company,' the letter read."
-Christina Zhao, Newsweek
McConnell has used his position to empower China at the expense of U.S. workers and is secretly destroying America from within, allowing Communist China to take control of the United States so his family can gain financially.
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