Mitch McConnell refused to condemn Trump's willingness to collude with hostile powers.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell simply could not bring himself to condemn Trump for admitting that he'd once again collude with hostile foreign governments in the 2020 election, and not report any foreign interference attempts to the FBI.
In fact, McConnell didn't just refuse to condemn Trump's repugnant comments — he excused them by saying Trump is "picked at every day" by Democrats who are being too mean when they criticize Trump and his campaign's willingness to accept illicit help from Russia.
This all happened Thursday night during an interview with Fox News host and white supremacist sympathizer Laura Ingraham.
Ingraham asked McConnell whether he thought Trump "made a mistake in the way he answered that question, when he said, 'Maybe I would, maybe I wouldn't, I'd hear them out.' Would you answer the question that way?"
McConnell completely dodged the question about whether he agreed with Trump's comments, instead whining about how Trump is treated.
"Well he gets picked at every day over every different aspect of it," McConnell said, seemingly defending Trump. "But the fundamental point is, they're trying to keep the 2016 election alive and the investigation alive when the American people have heard enough."
It's beyond ridiculous and hypocritical for McConnell to say this. Trump brags about his presidential win any chance he gets and continues to attack Hillary Clinton — but to McConnell, Democrats are the ones still living in 2016.
Not to mention, former special counsel Robert Mueller's report explicitly says that it's up to Congress to determine whether the 10 instances of obstruction of justice that Trump tried to commit is worth punishing.
McConnell went on to falsely accuse Democrats of doing nothing but investigating Trump.
"Is there anything you're willing to do other than harass the president?" McConnell said.
That McConnell could say those words with a straight face is hard to fathom, given that House Democrats have passed numerous bills on everything from lowering prescription drug prices to gun control, and McConnell has blocked them all — shamelessly reveling in his nickname as the "grim reaper."
In fact, it's the McConnell-led GOP Senate that's done nothing since the new Congress took over in January.
McConnell's gaslighting is truly beyond the pale.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.