Courtesy of HuffPo:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday night bragged about blocking President Barack Obama’s attempt to fill federal judicial vacancies for two years. Then, he laughed about it as he discussed the Republican Party’s effort to stack the courts with conservative judges under President Donald Trump.

“I was shocked that former President Obama left so many vacancies and didn’t try to fill those positions,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said to McConnell.

Obama didn’t leave those vacancies so much as he was blocked from filling them by a GOP-controlled Senate led by McConnell ― something the majority leader was quick to point out.

“I’ll tell you why,” he said. “I was in charge of what we did the last two years of the Obama administration.”

Then, he laughed.

McConnell is also setting himself up as Trump’s protector from impeachment.

Courtesy of the New York Daily News:

Mitch McConnell insists there’s no daylight with the White House when it comes to a Senate impeachment trial.

The powerful Senate Majority Leader claimed there would be “total coordination” with President Trump, even though the two men have outlined starkly different outlines of how things will play out when the impeachment drama gets to the upper chamber.

“There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this,” McConnell told right wing host Sean Hannity on Fox News Thursday night.

Just a reminder that it is not enough to remove Trump from office now, or defeat him in 2020.

If we are to take back this country from the party that has absolutely no respect for the rule of law of the Constitution, we are going to have to defeat these Republicans like Mitch McConnell in their local elections as well. 

And that means turning out in huge numbers in Kentucky, Alaska, Georgia, Arkansas, etc., etc., etc..

We absolutely need to hang onto the House, but we really need to have the Senate as well if we are to fix the damage that Trump has done to this country.