On November 3, 2020, Americans made their voices heard at the ballot box, sending Donald Trump packing. There is, however, one more battle to be won: the U.S. Senate, led by Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
You won’t see McConnell’s name on the ballot. But he’s there. pic.twitter.com/WLfP138eyi
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 2, 2020
The Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican strategists, reminded voters in Georgia what exactly is at stake in the special elections. McConnell, the man who is currently holding up a COVID relief package and has tried desperately for years to take healthcare away from Americans, is still in charge of the Senate at this point. The self-proclaimed “grim reaper” of policies passed by the House of Representatives because there are too many Democrats there, meaning that absolutely nothing gets done except the confirmation of Trump’s many appointed judges.
After the November elections, the Senate now has 50 members of the Senate while Democrats have 48. A run-off will happen in Georgia in January, with candidates Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) face off against their opponents, Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA). Should Democrats win big in Georgia, just as Joe Biden did, the Senate could balanced, with only the Vice President to decide a tie.
For Joe Biden, or for any president, no real work can be done with a Senate determined to oppose even the most bipartisan bills. Now that President-elect Biden is about to take over, the most important thing Americans can do to make changes in this country is vote and get Trump’s lapdogs out of office.
Twitter had a lot to add to the conversation about Mitch McConnell and The Lincoln Project. Read some of their comments below: