Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just showed his true colors after failing to get Obamacare repealed in the Senate.
The failed vote falls directly on his shoulders and shows his inability to unite Republicans around a common cause. Many have called for his resignation, and after learning what he’s doing in the race for Attorney General Sessions Senate seat in Alabama, it’s evident that he shouldn’t only resign, but just admit that he’s no Republican.
Apparently, McConnell isn’t a fan of actual conservatives, and he doesn’t want them causing issues in the Senate so he basically declared war against the two truly conservative candidates running in Alabama’s special election.
From Politico [emphasis added]:
Mitch McConnell is unleashing the full force of his political machine in an all-out push to stop two far-right conservatives who threaten to make his life miserable in the Senate.
The Republican leader is aiming to thwart Rep. Mo Brooks and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in a special election in Alabama next month. Both men are campaigning against McConnell as a despised symbol of the establishment — and both would exacerbate his already stiff challenge wrangling his GOP Conference.
McConnell is responding in kind. His super PAC is set to spend much as $8 million to boost his favored candidate, recently appointed Republican Sen. Luther Strange. McConnell has activated his sprawling donor network and pressed the White House for more resources. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Senate GOP campaign arm McConnell controls, has warned consultants they’ll be cut off from future work if they assist Strange’s opponents.
And in a highly unusual step, one of McConnell’s top political lieutenants has begun quietly advising a long-shot Republican primary candidate running for Brooks’ House seat. The move is designed to get in the congressman’s head and dissuade him from emptying his campaign war chest in the race for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat.
This is yet another classic example of Republicans trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. President Trump campaigned on, and won with, true conservative principles, so it stands to reason that true conservatives would be who the voters wanted in office, especially in Alabama.
But instead, McConnell is dumping his war chest into the race to get a fellow RINO elected, thus weakening the chances of President Trump being able to enact his agenda, which, if his agenda doesn’t move forward, will lead to a bloodbath for Republicans in the primaries.
Good job, Mitch. You’re a real winner, aren’t you.