Tuesday, January 15, 2019

What's really going on with McConnell? #DitchMitch

Ditch Mitch

Mitch McConnell has the power to end this shutdown right now. But instead, hundreds of thousands of federal employees and their families missed an entire paycheck on Friday.
And for what? So Donald Trump can break his campaign promise, asking the American people to pay for the ridiculous wall he has spent years saying Mexico would pay for?
Today, despite Senate Democrats trying to force another vote, Mitch McConnell used his power as Majority Leader to single-handedly block two bills passed by the House to fully fund and reopen the government.
Mitch said he refuses to allow a vote on the bills because they would be just “show votes” since Donald Trump would never sign them into law. But since when has the man whose party staged more than 70 “show votes” to repeal The Affordable Care Act during Obama’s presidency ever cared about the threat of a presidential veto?
No. Mitch McConnell is refusing to allow a vote on a bill to fund the government and to end the shutdown because he knows it would pass. He knows it would pass, because one of the bills already did pass the Senate last month – with even McConnell himself voting for it!
What’s really going on here is that Mitch McConnell is afraid of his Republican base. He’s up for reelection in 2020, and he has seen the polling. Mitch is the most unpopular senator in the entire country. According to the most recent poll, only 33% of Kentucky voters approve of Mitch McConnell, with an overwhelming 52% disapproving. Even Republican voters don't like McConnell, and this is in Kentucky – a state that Trump won by almost 30 points!
Mitch McConnell knows that if he brought a bill to the floor reopening the government without a penny for Trump's ridiculous wall, it would pass. Trump would almost certainly veto it, but even then, this bill has already once gotten enough votes in the Senate to override Trump’s veto. And if Mitch allowed that to happen, the Republican base would turn on McConnell more than they already have.
What’s happening right now in the Senate and the real reason that hundreds of thousands of federal workers and their families are missing a paycheck is this: Mitch McConnell is worried about his own reelection and preventing a Republican primary challenger from running against him for not supporting Trump.
But no more. We will not allow Mitch to continue to put his own personal gain and party before country. That’s why we started Ditch Mitch – a brand new grassroots organization that is solely dedicated to supporting McConnell’s future Democratic opponent and ending his political career once and for all in 2020.
Since the shutdown started, we’ve received donations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto, Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands to defeat McConnell. And we are just getting started in growing this grassroots movement that will Ditch Mitch.
Thank you for being a part of it from the beginning,
The Ditch Fund

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