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Good for the Kentucky GOP.
After China Mitch stabbed President Trump in the back, Nelson County censored the former Senate Leader for his vicious attacks on Trump and his supporters.
Here’s McConnell lambasting Trump supporters in the Senate:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Capitol insurrectionists were "provoked by the president and other powerful people." pic.twitter.com/6kqSlAJHky
— The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2021
McConnell has pulled out all the stops trashing President Trump and ensuring Congress turned a blind eye to the 2020 election fraud.
Once the dust settled and Biden was inaugurated, the swamp creature returned to business as usual.
The failed Paris deal will hurt American families while China and Russia grow emissions.
The Keystone cancellation will kill union jobs and hurt U.S. energy security.
And a proposal to gut immigration enforcement and give blanket amnesty?
Rough "day one" for American workers.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 21, 2021
You did everything in your power to screw the guy fighting for Americans on these issues.
There’s no room for you anywhere near Washington.
And you should change the Twitter handle.
RINOs like these are why the Democrats gained the edge in the Senate.
Fortunately, Kentucky Republicans aren’t buying Mitch’s slimy tactics.
McConnell was censored for his remarks by his constituents for not representing their views.
— Mel (@melinwy) January 22, 2021
— NEWS CENTER Maine (@newscentermaine) January 20, 2021
— Ryland Barton (@RylandKY) January 20, 2021
I don't think the good people of Kentucky should tolerate Much McConnell. He doesn't represent their views can he?
— Jake (@JakeMc945) January 22, 2021
Great news hold Mitch for his actions. He thinks he's a. leader of the Senate Seems to me the people have taken control.
WEAK LEADERSHIP: Mitch McConnell Censured By Kentucky GOP For Betraying Trump, Siding With Schumer via @nationalfile https://t.co/nU5rqKw6uG
— Kent Woodburn (@desertman56) January 22, 2021
McConnell has helped to keep Kentucky at the bottom of the 50 states in wealth for 30 years. Georgia has soared past them. You would think they would notice and vote for someone else.
— Dr Cyberspace (@DrCyberspace) January 22, 2021
WHAS 11 broke the story:
On his last day in the role before becoming minority leader, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell pointed fingers at President Trump, directly accusing him of playing a role in the January 6th insurrection of the U.S. Capitol.
“The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,” he said.
Leader McConnell said there will be a safe transfer of power on Wednesday as President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn in.
“We’ll move forward. Our work for the American people will continue, as it has for more than 230 years,” McConnell continued. “Americans elected a closely divided senate, a closely divided house and a presidential candidate who said he’d represent everyone.”
Senator McConnell went on to say the “marching orders” from the American people are to now find bipartisan agreement and seek “common ground.”
“This is by far and away the most extreme and dramatic break between McConnell and Trump that has been seen publicly,” UofL professor and constitutional law expert Sam Marcosson said. “I am hard pressed to remember a time when a congressional leader of a party broke this decisively and publicly and harshly from a president of his or her own party.”
Marcosson said Tuesday’s floor speech signals a “traumatic break,” adding that he believes McConnell’s “willingness to continue to bite his tongue” and not publicly criticize President Trump “evaporated.”
“Today may reflect some reflection he had done about how he handled the post-election period,” Marcosson said. “All of that suggests to me he is not just frustrated and not just angry but really believes serious misconduct occurred here that caused great damage to our political system.”
McConnell’s speech prompted Nelson County GOP leaders to hold an emergency meeting, voting unanimously to issue a resolution censuring the senate majority leader for his comments.
“This has shown his true colors,” Nelson Co. GOP Chairman Don Thrasher said. “We felt today during his floor speech on the senate where he impugned the character of President Trump was unacceptable to us. his whole behavior overall through this whole process of the last week is not consistent with what he promised us when he was running for re-election.”
McConnell hasn’t said how he will vote in the second impeachment trial of President Trump, but has said it’s a “vote of conscience” and will be based on facts. But in light of the impending impeachment trial in the Senate, Thrasher has also proposed a resolution calling on McConnell to vote to acquit Trump.
“Basically calling for Senator McConnell to support President Trump and denounce the second impeachment as divisive,” Thrasher said.
“I have at least 50 other chairs and vice chairs that have signed on for our resolution,” Thrasher said. “this is a deal-breaker for a lot of Republicans.”
Kentucky’s GOP central committee will meet for a specially-called meeting Sat. Jan 23 to discuss and vote on the resolution, introduced by Thrasher. There are over 300 members, which included county GOP chairs and vice chairs, as well as all republican elected state officials.
National File also provided input:
McConnell’s Senate floor speech prompted Nelson County, Kentucky GOP leaders to convene an emergency session to address McConnell’s conduct. The Republican organization voted unanimously to censure the Senator for his comments.
“This has shown his true colors,” Nelson County GOP Chairman Don Thrasher said. “We felt today during his floor speech in the Senate where he impugned the character of President Trump was unacceptable to us. His whole behavior overall through this whole process of the last week is not consistent with what he promised us when he was running for re-election.”
McConnell has been evasive when asked if he will vote to convict in any impeachment that may come before the Senate for trial. He has stated that any vote cast will be a “vote of conscience,” a statement that saw US Rep. Liz Cheney censured by a Republican organization in Wyoming.
In light of the prospect of an impeachment trial in the Senate, Thrasher has also proposed a resolution calling on McConnell to vote to acquit former-President Trump.
Thrasher said the move is “basically calling for Senator McConnell to support President Trump and denounce the second impeachment as divisive.”
The best thing Kentucky citizens could do is ensure China Mitch doesn’t survive the primary next election cycle.