Mitch McConnell is single handedly blocking election security bills.

By |2019-05-23T04:44:55-08:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

Traitor!

Courtesy of Vox:

While the issue of Russian collusion is very clearly politically charged, concerns about election security and foreign interference have historically been more bipartisan. As Mitch McConnell has made clear, however, that’s no longer the case.

Although several Republican-controlled Senate committees are still trying to address potential meddling by foreign adversaries — the Judiciary Committee approved two election security bills last week — the Senate majority leader now says he won’t even bring election security bills up for a vote. It’s a position McConnell took last year, and one he’s standing by as pressure has ramped up to consider reinforcing US defenses ahead of 2020.

McConnell’s decision is likely driven by a few factors: He’s acknowledging Trump’s aversion to the subject — which the president sees as too closely tied to questions about the outcome of the 2016 election — and he’s, once again, taking the heat for his caucus. What’s more, McConnell has argued that election security bills could get the federal government too involved in states’ efforts.

As a result of this inaction, the US Senate — which allocated $380 million in election security funds last year — is now effectively promoting a do-nothing approach to a subject that special counsel Robert Mueller and countless national security officials have raised as a serious threat that requires additional action. While US intelligence agencies and other bodies are doing what they can to bolster American defenses before the 2020 election, Republican leadership appears content to sit idly by despite numerous warnings about the need for more resources to prevent potential breaches.

As Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) explicitly stated during a hearing with Attorney General Bill Barr in May, it’s a cue that’s been coming directly from the White House. “It was Don McGahn,” Klobuchar said during the hearing while discussing the forces that blocked a bipartisan election security bill she’s co-sponsored with Sen. James Lankford (R-OK). “He called Republicans about the bill, didn’t want them to do it. And McConnell also didn’t want the bill to move forward. So it was a double-edged thing.”

Actions like this make it impossible not to think that Trump colluded with the Russians during the 2016 election because is clearly doing it right now. 

What other possible reason could there be for not beefing up election security, other than you believe the interference will help you to win?

Why McConnell would go along with this seems a little trickier to understand, until you realize that he has not an ethical bone in his body. 

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7 Comments

  1. Beaglemom May 23, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I have no doubt that Don the Con and his “associates” colluded and conspired with the Russians to make a mockery of the 2016 election. And I have no doubt that they are doing/will do the same with regard to the 2020 election. I consider McConnell to be one of the “associates” involved; he’s deep in the pockets of the Russians and their dirty money and he’s been busy obstructing as much as the president has. Can the GOP sink any lower than it already has?

  2. Anonymous May 23, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Mitch should be investigated for his ties to the russians, the russians just made some deal with him to create jobs in KY.

    • Gryphen May 23, 2019 at 7:17 am

      That’s exactly what they did.

      And this is so blatant that you and I know about, because they did not even try to keep it secret.

  3. Anon May 23, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Instead of abortion laws, they should just post pictures of Mitch in areas where sex occurs. Nothing would kill the mood quicker, nothing would turn a dick limp quicker, nothing would seal a pussy quicker.

  4. aNOn May 23, 2019 at 8:02 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/23/pelosi-trump-intervention.html

    So — so, but the president, again, stormed out. And I think, first — pound the table. Walk out the door. Next time, have the TV cameras in there when I had my say. That didn’t work for him either. Now this time, another temper tantrum — again — I pray for the President Of The United States. I wish him and his family, his administration and staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.
    Nancy Pelosi is the third highest ranking official in the United States government, and she is calling for an intervention to be held for the President Of The United States.

    Bitch Mitch McCONnell & wifey Chao are KOCH DEALER$.

  5. JFC May 23, 2019 at 8:14 am

    OT/now he’s being accused of having “lied to Congress or has no idea what policies his agency is pursuing,” as the Virginia Congresswoman said Wednesday afternoon on Twitter when she posted video of her exchange with Carson:

    @RepWexton
    One day after @SecretaryCarson told me he isn’t anticipating any changes to protections for LGBTQ people in shelters, HUD announced a proposal to gut that very rule.

    He either lied to Congress or has no idea what policies his agency is pursuing. Either way, it’s unacceptable.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/congresswoman-busts-ben-carson-for-lying-to-congress/

  6. Anon May 23, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Dissolve the Senate and add 2 seats for every state in the People’s House of Representives.

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