On December 2, after more than 260,000 American lives had been lost to COVID-19, with an upsurge in cases promising a long and dark winter with more deaths ahead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shed tears on the floor of the Senate. Those tears weren’t for the many Americans who have lost loved ones or the millions of Americans living in poverty because of the virus. In fact, he hasn’t shed a tear about that at all.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 11, 2020
McConnell teared up during a farewell speech to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), but hasn’t appeared to be concerned about the aftermath of the first wave of COVID nor the second that is surging today. In fact, he’s held up a stimulus package meant to rescue Americans facing homelessness and abject poverty because of shuttered businesses and fear of the virus in homes with elderly or ill members. His biggest stonewall in the debate over a second stimulus bill has been a provision barring Americans from suing their employers if they do not follow CDC guidelines to protect their workers from getting the virus. Mitch, of course, supports this provision.
When Georgians vote in the special election in January – Republican Kelly Loeffler vs. Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock and Republican David Perdue vs. Democrat Jon Ossoff – they are not just voting for those candidates. They’re also voting whether or not to keep Mitch McConnell in his position as senate majority leader and self-proclaimed “grim reaper” of policies that help anyone other than the wealthy.
Twitter was in full support of the new ad by The Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican political strategists. Read some of their comments below: