McConnell Will Be Remembered As The Man Who Cynically Destroyed US Democracy
Robert Reich at The Guardian writes that Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has done more to undermine the U.S. government than any other Senate majority leader in history. Although Trump has “debased and defiled the presidency,” according to Reich, McConnell is actively destroying the Senate.
Reich uses last Wednesday as an example, when McConnell cut the time for debate on Trump’s court appointees from 30 hours to 2 hours. This will make it easier for Republicans to push through more Trump judges.
More, from 2009 to 2013 McConnell and his Senate Republicans blocked 79 of Obama’s judicial nominees. Until then, only 68 presidential nominees in history had been blocked. McConnell then changed senate rules to allow for an easier confirmation of Trump’s Neil Gorsuch.
Reich says McConnell, the longest-serving leader of Senate Republicans in history, is breaking institutional norms for simple partisan wins. This weakens the potency of the Senate and U.S. democracy.
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