Before the battle to withdraw federal funds from baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood has even begun the Senate’s Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, has already surrendered.
In an interview with Lexington, Kentucky TV station WYMT McConnell announced “that funding the governmentis the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week” and he would work with the White House to come up with budget levels to keep the government open past Sept. 30 without a rider defunding baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood.
“The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent us from doing things. They prevented us from doing any of the bills that appropriate money for the government, thereby forcing a negotiation when we go back in after Labor Day, which I’ll be engaged in with the administration and others to try to sort out how much we’re going to spend and where we’re going to spend it,” McConnell told WYMT.
Now here’s the most amazing item of hypocrisy in the McConnell – WYMT interview; Mitch McConnell claims he “led” on the issue of stopping Planned Parenthood from dismembering babies and selling their body parts.
“We just don’t have the votes to get the outcome that we’d like,” McConnell responded when asked about defunding Planned Parenthood. “I would remind all of your viewers: The way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it and the president has to sign it. The president has made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood.”
We are reminded that when we endorsed Mitch McConnell’s opponent in the Republican primary a McConnell supporter wrote us to extol Senator McConnell’s great pro-life record.
We’re wondering what that nice lady thinks of Senator McConnell’s “commitment to life” now.
Now here’s another interesting item buried in the McConnell – WYMT interview and ferreted out by Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski: McConnell said that in order to really make the changes he envisions on regulations, Republicans need a nominee at the top of the ticket who can win purple states — rattling off a list of places where he also needs Republicans to win Senate contests to continue as majority leader in 2017.
I have read this story on several sites. I am just Shocked, Shocked that Mitch rolled over and played dead. What a surprise and what a weasel. Maybe he should step down and let an actual Republican take the speakership. Harry Reid did not have trouble twisting the Senate rules to fit the Dem agenda.
We don’t need surrender monkeys in the Republican party, McConnell needs to go.
McConnell is a lackey of the fool. HIs historical record in the senate is so bad that half of it has been deleted.
Trump is right, the garbage has to go.
Ever wonder what McConnell’s retire package is going to cost this country?
McConnell is another individual taking advantage of the current kleptocracy of the fool, the liberals and the left. Ever wonder how much the fool and his family have stolen from the US?
I fully expected it. McConnell has no backbone because he is a RINO in the pocket of the establishment progressives.