Anti Mitch McConnell Fundraiser Bursts With Cash After RBG Death

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As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s mourners stood in front of the United States Supreme Court, ActBlue became an outlet for their anger and frustration. Get Mitch or Die Trying is the catchy name of an ActBlue fundraising campaign. The Senate Majority Leader Moscow Mitch McConnell (R-KY) barely let Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body get cold before he was gleefully announcing he would replace her before the end of the year.

A mistake the Republicans in Congress continue to make is believing Americans are stupid. People immediately saw through the Republican leader’s hypocrisy of denying President Barack Obama his nominee Judge Merrick Garland for his open SCOTUS seat. McConnell’s reason? It was a presidential election year.

Joe Biden’s campaign sent out a fundraising email under the signature of his running mate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) Saturday morning. It read “Today, we fight for her legacy,” according to The POLITICO:

‘Mitch McConnell wasted no time declaring he would bring Trump’s appointee to a vote on the Senate floor, where he holds a Republican majority. To Joe and me, it is clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.’

Moscow Mitch immediately flipped his position as soon as RBG died. This even though there were just six weeks until the November election. All of a sudden, he came up with a new rule, and the voters saw right through it. He claimed they could install a new justice if both the Senate and the presidency were of the same party. Surprise, surprise.

The watery McConnell reason did nothing for the voters but make them very, very angry. They expressed their displeasure with the Republican legislators by donating $45 million for Democratic candidates Friday night after RBG’s death was announced. The progressive ActBlue campaign name was perfect: Get Mitch or Die Trying.

Friday night ActBlue received $45 million in donations to Democratic candidates in the 2020 race, according to The New York Times. This was double the organization’s record for most donations per hour. In just the 10 pm ET hour, the average donation was over $100,000 per minute for a total of $6.3 million in one hour.

By 9:51 am Pacific time, over nearly 200,000 individuals donated a total of $17 million. These donations will be divided among candidates in close races. The number of those states has expanded to include: Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, and Texas.

The campaign’s statement read, according to The Wrap:

‘Since becoming Senate Majority leader in 2015, Mitch McConnell has stolen a seat on the Supreme Court, tried to take health care away from 20 million Americans, and stopped the Senate from doing anything that isn’t confirming extreme right-wing judges to lifetime appointments.’

‘But here’s the good news: Mitch could lose his current job this November. Not only is he up for re-election, but more importantly, the Republican party is defending 22 Senate seats, and they only control the Senate by three.’

The Kentucky senator’s opposition, Amy McGrath, tweeted regarding McConnell and his ill-timed glee to replace the most popular Supreme Court justice:

‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived a towering life. She should be admired, remembered, and honored. It would be nice if our politics allowed even a day to pass before pouncing on the death of a patriot for political purposes. But my opponent has already done so, contradicting his stance on filling vacancies. Such is the custom in Mitch McConnell’s Washington.’

Founder of The Crooked Media and former member of President Barack Obama’s White House Tommy Vietor said, the New York Times reported:

‘The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court only motivates Republicans, but these fund-raising totals demonstrate that that has changed.’

McConnell pledged that Trump’s nominee would be confirmed. Harris’ fundraising letter read, according to POLITICO:

‘Mitch McConnell wasted no time declaring he would bring Trump’s appointee to a vote on the Senate floor, where he holds a Republican majority. To Joe and me, it is clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.’

Democratic Digital Fundraising Consultant Taryn Rosenkranz said:

‘There is this moment in time we are in where you want to quite literally fight for your beliefs, for the future, and it is no surprise that as we launch into final days before the election that we are seeing an explosion of contributions. Democrats are taking their rage and channeling how to use it for good and that’s their contribution. Their dollars working for change. We have the infrastructure there for this moment — people know this is their greatest impact they can make.’

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