We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: we’re no longer in a petty partisan battle any longer. This is about Good vs. Evil.
Unfortunately for Mitch McConnell, he just sided with evil.
Breaking with many in his party and with the Trump line, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell condemned the Jan. 6, 2021, events on Capitol Hill as a “violent insurrection” and criticized the Republican National Committee (RNC) for its censure of Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney.
“It was a violent insurrection with the purpose of trying to prevent a peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election. … That’s what it was,” McConnell said.
Mitch McConnell rejects the description of 1/6 as legitimate political discourse, "It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next." pic.twitter.com/OxEM57tk0o
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 8, 2022
Former President Donald Trump branded McConnell a RINO (Republican In Name Only) in November when the Kentucky Republican joined 18 other GOP senators in voting for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill. His latest comments are sure to reinforce that perception among Trump’s base.
“Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the ‘Non-Infrastructure’ Bill, where only 11% of the money being wasted goes to real infrastructure.”
“How about all of those Republican Senators that voted thinking that helping the Democrats is such a wonderful thing to do, so politically correct. They just don’t get it!”
In an interview with The Washington Post, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the party has had two members “engage in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse,” referring to the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building.
Kinzinger and Cheney are members of the select Jan. 6 congressional committee tasked with investigating what happened.
Speaking to the censure resolution, McConnell said that while he has confidence in McDaniel, it is traditionally the RNC’s job to support all Republicans.
In a statement Saturday, Trump came out swinging against the two censured GOP members.
President Donald J. Trump:
"Congratulations to the Republican National Committee (RNC) and its Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, on their great ruling in censuring Liz Cheney and Cryin’ Adam Kinzinger, two horrible RINOs who put themselves ahead of our Country. They have… pic.twitter.com/yjhwrBhgGt
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) February 6, 2022
With the constant infighting in both the Republican and Democrat parties, it’s hard to imagine a restoration of order any time soon.
Meanwhile, the American public continues to struggle with the realities of COVID tyranny. As the ’22 midterms approach, however, Democrats have finally signaling their willingness to loosen restrictions.
Funny how that works!
Author: Sebastian Hayworth