Please bear with me; this first part is repetition, but some readers my not know about Mitch McConnell, the worst Senate Majority Leader in America’s 240 year history. Not only is he responsible for our dysfunctional government by his refusal to ‘do anything for eight years,’ his belief in white supremacy is the only reason he was the major obstructionist during the legitimate presidency of Barrack Obama. His failure to hold hearings for Mr. Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, was not only a slap in the face to the President, but an injustice to the American people.
I thought that I had seen ‘the turtle’ at his lowest, but I was wrong.
McConnell was a member of the “never Trump” club, until he was gifted the presidency by the Electoral College. Ever the hypocrite, McConnell is now bowing to his fuhrer’s every demand.
Not a single nominee by Trump for his circle of sinners was qualified, and most have questionable reputations. All have numerous prejudices which make them unfit for public office. That didn’t stop McConnell from attempting to force them upon the American people. McConnell has never understood that he is a public servant, and the American people must be prioritized ahead of his corrupt political party.
The most egregious of his actions was the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. McConnell is fully aware that the former Attorney General of Oklahoma is “in the pocket” of the petroleum industry. He is also aware that Pruitt remains involved in at least three lawsuits against the EPA; but that’s not the worst part of this story.
Pruitt was ordered by a federal judge to turn over approximately 3,000 e-mails between himself and the petroleum and coal mining industries. He had not complied as of last Thursday. He now has until Tuesday, February 21st, to produce the e-mails and other documents. The concern is ‘dark money’ which the energy companies have contributed to both organizations and individuals requesting denial of the fact that climate change by man is real, creating a conflict of interest.
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse stated his objection.
“There is a black hole of secrecy around this nominee’s dark money operation: who he raised money from, what the quid pro quo was, what he did with it,” the senator continued. “This is a question, Mr. President. This is a test of the Senate. Will this nominee ever tell us exactly what his relationship with the fossil fuel industry is? Will we get these emails in time to make an informed decision before this nomination is rammed through, one step ahead of the emails that the judge said had to be released?”
Other Democratic Senators joined him and formally requested that hearings occurring on Thursday be postponed until all pertinent documents could be reviewed. Mitch McConnell objected and ordered an immediate vote. Pruitt’s nomination was approved by all Republican Senators.
McConnell has no interest in the future of our nation; our people. He is another old, white, failed politician who needs to be removed from office. Washington is the problem, and the Republican controlled congress is not the solution. Immoral actions such as the one taken by McConnell Thursday are messages to the America people virtually saying f**k you.
Time for them to go. November, 2018 will be here soon, but not soon enough.
By James Turnage
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