Rumors have circulated for years that Republican Mitch McConnell would have retired in 2016 if President Donald J. Trump hadn’t been elected, and McConnell stayed on to destroy Trump’s America First agenda. We are getting one step closer to discovering that those rumors may have been true by watching activity in the Kentucky State House.
“SENATE MINORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell has compiled a shortlist of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term, Kentucky Republicans tell The Intercept,” Nick Storm reported.
“The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, whose billionaire coal magnate husband is a major McConnell donor, as well as Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a former McConnell Scholar.
Under current law, the power to appoint McConnell’s replacement falls to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. But new legislation McConnell is pushing in the Kentucky General Assembly would strip the governor of that power and put it into the hands of the state GOP,” Storm wrote in his article, MITCH MCCONNELL WORKING WITH KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE ON SENATE EXIT STRATEGY.
A high-ranking member of the Trump administration, Peter Navaro, is often candid about the obstacles set up by McConnell, that stymied Trump.
“He messed everything up for us, except for the judges. That is the only thing we could get past McConnell,” Navarro, a top economic advisor, told Steve Bannon on the War Room a few weeks back.
Rumors are back on again that McConnell, who is despised by the left for being too “Conservative” and by the right for being a RINO and fighting the Populist majority of Americans, will take the plunge and leave the US Senate.
McConnell fought hard against Trump’s policies, considered being “Economic Nationalism” or America First, where American citizens would see increased opportunities for their own employment.
McConnell always talked tuff, impressing low information voters, but the truth is that he preferred to support large foreign corporations, and an impoverished district is McConnells’s real legacy.
Kentucky is one of the poorest states in America and Mitch McConnell has been a representative in Government for over 35 years. Which tells you everything you need to know about Mitch McConnell.
— Keiti™️ (@Keitikinz) March 7, 2021
McConnell’s cohorts in Government are well-known “Populist killing” machines, like left-leaning Paul Ryan. They are great at impressing people, using the media and perfect propaganda, but then behind the scenes they gut economic opportunities for Americans.
It was Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell that sold the internet, as well ceding control of the keys and root naming system, ICANN to an international group of stakeholders who answer to nobody. GOP controlled the House and Senate.. The US invented the internet but GOP gave it away.????♂️ https://t.co/jYpDmd2oZN
— Bruce Porter, Jr. (@NetworksManager) March 6, 2021
McConnell won’t be missed if he does leave. Supporters of Trump’s policies for America hope he takes some RINOS (Republican in Name Only) with him.
THE PARTY RINOS BUILT IS OVER
Storm writes something very interesting; the party Mitch built all but over.
“McConnell’s scramble to secure his legacy comes as his position in the party he effectively built from the ground up is increasingly shaky. McConnell’s denunciation of former President Donald Trump — even as it was accompanied by a vote of acquittal and a pledge to endorse the former president in 2024 if he is the GOP nominee — has brought on calls for his censure by party leaders across the state. A candidate running in McConnell’s mold would face an uphill climb through a primary in the new Republican Party — unless, that is, the candidate has the benefit of incumbency.
The 79-year-old McConnell has held his Senate seat since 1985 and handily won a seventh term last November.
The new legislation, Senate Bill 228 — dubbed by some inside the state Legislature as the Daniel Cameron Election Bill — was filed on February 10, 2021, during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 30-day “short” session. The bill alters current state statute that allows the governor to appoint a replacement in the event of a vacancy to the U.S. Senate.”
Consider why—economic Nationalism and Populism.
Is Trump about to have the last laugh?
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776