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McConnell weeps crocodile tears complaining how unfair the impeachment is in eye-rolling Senate speech

McConnell weeps crocodile tears complaining how unfair the impeachment is in eye-rolling Senate speech

On Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a vicious speech in the Senate that neatly summarized the outpouring of pearl-clutching crocodile tears and fainting couch outrage that has been flowing from Republicans ever since the House voted to impeach President Trump on Tuesday.

McConnell, who has been machine-gunning psychotic right-wing extremists into lifetime positions on federal courts and bragging about it for months, made it clear that he was simply aghast at the notion that the Democrats would do anything without bipartisan agreement even while openly promising that he would not be holding a fair impeachment trial.  “It could not be clearer which outcome would serve the stabilizing, institution-preserving, fever-breaking role for which the United States Senate was created and which outcome would betray it,” moaned McConnell.

McConnell admitted coordinating impeachment with Trump. Add your name to demand he recuse himself from the trial!

McConnell complained that the articles of impeachment are “fundamentally unlike any articles that any prior House of Representatives has ever passed” and somehow kept a straight face as he warned that the impeachment process “risks deeply damaging the institutions of American government” and that the framers built the Senate to provide stability…to keep partisan passions from boiling over. Moments like this are why the United States Senate exists.”

While that may have been true in an abstract sense, in reality, this has translated into Mitch McConnell and a group of sixty Senators representing a tiny proportion of the population wielding wildly outsized political power and turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to even consider anything that doesn’t suit their extremist agenda.

McConnell also pretended to be deeply wounded by Pelosi’s brilliant decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate until they can sort out the rules, dragging out the impeachment process for as long as possible, sneering that “the House Democrats may be too afraid to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate.”

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To hear this coming from the man who vowed on the first day of the Obama presidency to make him a one-term president and refused to hold hearings for Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is the highest of hypocrisies and really underscores the tragic and infinitely frustrating reality we now face: a reality in which no norms, facts, or shame exists for our political rivals. The words of the Constitution, the spirit of the rule of law, all conceptions of “fairness” or constitutional obligation simply don’t matter for these people, and in response, we should treat their complaints or concerns just as seriously as they treat their duties to this nation

Which is not at all.

Social media immediately exploded with derision at McConnell’s tantrum:

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