Congressional Democrats just took a lashing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell slammed Democrats who refuse to submit to the truth and continue to try and pick apart the Mueller investigation the case of which he called “closed.”
“This investigation went on for two years,” McConnell said. “It’s finally over.”
“Many Americans were waiting to see how their elected officials would respond,” he continued on the Senate floor. “With an exhaustive investigation complete, would the country finally unify to confront the real challenges before us? Would we finally be able to move on from partisan paralysis and breathless conspiracy theorizing? Or would we remain consumed by unhinged partisanship and keep dividing ourselves to the point that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and his agents need only stand on the sidelines and watch us as their job is actually done for them? Regrettably, I think the answer is pretty obvious.”
McConnell demanded that Democrats, “stop endlessly litigating a two-year-old election result” and to end to what he called a “Groundhog Day spectacle.”
“In some corners, special counsel Mueller came to be regarded as a kind of secular saint, destined to rescue the country from the inconvenient truth that the American people actually elected Donald Trump,” McConnell winded down. “For two years, many of the president’s opponents seemed to be hoping the worst conspiracy theories were actually true. They seemed to be hoping for a national crisis.”
Unfortunately McConnell doesn’t have the power to force Democrats to heed his words, but at lest there will be a record of him attempting to call for reason.