— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) December 18, 2019
Courtesy of Newsweek:
US Senators are sharing photographs of the growing pile of bills passed by the House only to stymie on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk.
The stack, a symbolic replication of legislation McConnell refuses to bring to a vote, was reportedly the brainchild of Senator Debbie Stabenow. According to her office, it includes more than 300 bills about voter registration, background checks for firearm sales, domestic violence, climate change, minimum wage increases and other issues.
The do-nothing strategy spearheaded by McConnell’s office seems intentional, Democrats claim. Back in September, McConnell promised to be a “grim reaper” to any and all progressive legislation. But, as multiple Senators pointed out Wednesday, more than 275 of these “dead” bills cleared the House with bipartisan support.
Donald Trump and some of his supporters are using the term “Do Nothing Congress.”
However the evidence seems to indicate that this is a “Do Everything Congress” and that Mitch McConnell is the main reason that very little is ultimately being accomplished.
It is for that reason that he refers to himself as “The Grim Reaper.”
Of course the jokes on McConnell because now he has to get off his ass and work to protect his president from the consequences of his indefensible behaviors.
Good luck with that Yertle.