With a campaign of his own to worry about, a campaign that may not be successful after more than 30 years of the same senator in an impoverished state, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the self-described “grim reaper” of policies that help the American people, spoke on behalf of Trump on Thursday night.
Let’s not forget: economic impact payments of $1,200 have been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk for 104 days.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) August 27, 2020
McConnell had the absolute gall to say that “I consider it my responsibility to look out for middle America.” Meanwhile, Americans are still waiting for an economic stimulus bill to pass during the worst economic crash since the Great Depression. Also, the state Mitch McConnell serves ranks 45th in education, 42nd in median income, and 50th in health outcomes. Which middle Americans is he standing up for?
Turns out @SenateMajLeader Mitch McConnell is speaking after all. It’s nice to see him come out of his shell. Maybe he could pass some of the hundreds of bipartisan bills sitting on his desk to help Americans. #TrumpChaos #DontTrustTrump
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 28, 2020
He continued the same fearmongering rhetoric that Republicans have repeated throughout the week: be scared of Democrats because they want to control your life, make you not work and send you unemployment checks, regulate how many hamburgers you can eat, pack the SCOTUS with liberals, and “make the swamp itself America’s 51st state.” Meanwhile, his state ranks 46th in poverty levels while McConnell is a multi-millionaire.
He also made an odd comment about the “people you don’t see in the news, “whose struggles are just as real,” without clarifying who the people in the news who struggle are. Considering the current news about protests over police brutality in the black community, it wasn’t difficult to imagine who he was talking about.
As Mitch McConnell gives this speech, 28M Americans are facing eviction. 58M people have filed for unemployment since the start of the pandemic.
He doesn't have time to bring the HEROES Act to a vote, but has the time to promote himself?
Women must vote him and Trump out.
— Women's March – Text WOMENSWAVE to 44310 (@womensmarch) August 28, 2020
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