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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.<ref>Schwartz, I. (2017, November 29). "[https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/11/29/mcconnell_almost_certain_roy_moore_will_have_an_ethics_issue_in_senate_if_elected_wont_rule_out_expulsion.html McConnell: "Almost Certain" Roy Moore Will Have An Ethics Issue In Senate If Elected; Won't Rule Out Expulsion.]" ''Real Clear Politics.''</ref>
 
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.<ref>Schwartz, I. (2017, November 29). "[https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/11/29/mcconnell_almost_certain_roy_moore_will_have_an_ethics_issue_in_senate_if_elected_wont_rule_out_expulsion.html McConnell: "Almost Certain" Roy Moore Will Have An Ethics Issue In Senate If Elected; Won't Rule Out Expulsion.]" ''Real Clear Politics.''</ref>
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Identifying RINOs[edit]

Obamacare Repeal Vote[edit]

The American Healthcare Act (H.R. 1628) was passed in 2017 to fully repeal Obamacare. The following members of Congress showed that they are RINOs by seeking to uphold Obamacare:


Is Infiltrating RINOs[edit]

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[2]
  • Roger Wicker (McConnell fundraised with him in 2017[3])
  • Thom Tillis[3]
  • Cory Gardner[3]
  • Susan Collins
  • Lisa Murkowski

Those who have retired include:

  • Orrin Hatch (helped McConnell block use of the nuclear option[3])

Fundraising with RINOs[edit]

McConnell also fundraises with RINOs such as Thom Tillis, Cory Gardner, and Roger Wicker.[3] 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.

Democrat in Disguise[edit]

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[4]) show that he is a traitor, a Democrat in disguise.

Supports Abortion[edit]

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.[5]

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.

Supports Obamacare[edit]

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.[6]

McConnell refused to even introduce a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, instead introducing a 'skinny' bill that kept Obamacare fully intact.[7] 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.[8]

McConnell then, despite never having attempted repeal of Obamacare, began insisting that Republicans needed to work with Democrats on healthcare.[9]

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.[11] 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.[12] In 2019 he ignored calls by Donald Trump to repeal and replace Obamacare.[13]

Ignored the Nuclear Option, to Sabotage the GOP[edit]

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.[14] 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[15] and 2013 to pass Obama's judicial nominees.[16] McConnell even threatened Democrats at the time that they would regret use of the nuclear option.[17]

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.[18]

McConnell used the tactic to obstruct passage of border wall funding.[20] 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.[21]

Sabotage of Judge Roy Moore[edit]

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[22], and poured over $8 million dollars into the race using the Senate Leadership Fund in a futile attempt to help Strange win.[23]

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.[25]

Sources[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 115th Congress (2017, July 25). "Motion to Proceed on H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act of 2017." Govtrack.
  2. Johnstone, L. & Clark, D. (2018, December 21). "Trump Warns Shutdown Could Last 'Very Long Time,' Urges McConnell to Go 'Nuclear' and End Filibuster." NBC News.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 NRSC (2017, February 7). "Reception for Mitch McConnell, Roger Wicker, Thom Tillis, Cory Gardner." Center for Responsive Politics.
  4. Taranto, J. (2016, November 14). "The Emerging Republican Supermajority." Wall Street Journal.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fearnow, B. (2019, July 3). "Rand Paul: Republican Leaders Are Fake 'Pro-Life,' Refuse To Defund Planned Parenthood." Newsweek.
  6. Everett, B. (2018, February 1). "Republicans Give Up On Obamacare Repeal." Politico.
  7. Pear, R. & Kaplan, T. (2017, July 27). "Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No." New York Times.
    Kliff, S. (2017, July 19). "The Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act: The New Senate Healthcare Plan, Explained." Vox.
  8. Kessler, G. (2018, November 21). "The Recurring GOP Myth About John McCain's 'No' On Obamacare Repeal." Washington Post.'
  9. N.a. (2017, July 3). "McConnell's Threat." Baltimore Sun.
    Haberkorn, J. (2017, July 6). "McConnell: If We Can't Repeal Obamacare, We'll Fix It." Politico.
  10. Bolton, A. (2018, September 5). "McConnell: No Plan to Try On Obamacare Repeal Soon." The Hill.
  11. Collins, E. & Shesgreen, D. (2017, September 26). "Republicans Abandon Obamacare Repeal Bill, Resume Bipartisan Talks on Repairs." USA Today.
  12. Snell, K. & Davis, S. (2017, December 21). "McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So Fast." NPR.
    Weigel, D. (2017, December 21). "McConnell Says Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act is 'Probably Over.'" Washington Post.
  13. Bolton, A. (2019, April 2). "McConnell to Trump: We're Not Repealing and Replacing Obamacare." The Hill.
  14. Kelly, E. (2017, April 7). "Mitch McConnell Vows Not to Use 'Nuclear Option' to Pass Bills in Senate." USA Today.
  15. Rovner, J. (2010, February 24). "Health Care No Stranger To Reconciliation Process." NPR.
    Darling, B. (2010, January 29). "Congress’ New Secret Plan to Pass ObamaCare – The Nuclear Option." Daily Signal.
    Darling, B. (2010, March 9). "The Top Ten Healthcare Amendments." Heritage Foundation.
    Kane, P. (2013, November 21). "Reid, Democrats Trigger 'Nuclear' Option; Eliminate Most Filibusters on Nominees." The Hill.
  16. Kane, P. (2013, November 21). "Reid, Democrats Trigger 'Nuclear' Option; Eliminate Most Filibusters on Nominees." Washington Post.
    Timm, J.C. (2018, June 28). "McConnell Went 'Nuclear' to Confirm Gorsuch. But Democrats Changed Senate Filibuster Rules First." NBC News.
  17. Cox, R. (2013, November 21). "McConnell: 'You'll Regret This.'" The Hill.
  18. Smith, A. & Seitz-Wald, A. (2019, April 3). "McConnell Triggered the 'Nuclear Option' Again. Here's What That Means." NBC News.
    Snell, K. (2019, April 3). "Senate Rewrites Rules To Speed Confirmations For Some Trump Nominees." NPR.
  19. Kane, P. (2017, April 5). "McConnell: 'Nuclear Option' Helps Senate. McCain: 'Whoever Says That is a Stupid Idiot.'" Washington Post.
  20. Bolton, A. (2018, December 21). "McConnell Rejects Using Nuclear Option on Wall." The Hill.
  21. Calia, M. & Pramuk, J. (2018, January 21). "Despite Trump Tweet, McConnell Opposes Using 'Nuclear Option' in Shutdown Battle." CNBC.
  22. Sullivan, S. (2017, September 5). "McConnell to Raise Money for Strange - Even as Strange Bucks Him on Key Senate Rule." Washington Post.
  23. Robillard, K. (2017, December 13). "Inside McConnell’s Slow-Motion Alabama Train Wreck." Politico.
  24. Borchers, C. (2017, September 23). "'We'll Look At Every Option': Luther Strange Won't Guarantee Support for Mitch McConnell." Washington Post.
  25. Schwartz, I. (2017, November 29). "McConnell: "Almost Certain" Roy Moore Will Have An Ethics Issue In Senate If Elected; Won't Rule Out Expulsion." Real Clear Politics.