Opinion| One of the original Never Trumpers, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is running up against reality. His constant stonewalling of President Trump’s America First agenda has cost him dearly among Kentucky voters.
Voters have become aware of McConnell, and his wife Elaine Chow’s financial connections to China. They remember that McConnell failed to garner the fifty votes necessary to repeal Obamacare and his surrender on the border wall.
Who knows what President Trump would have accomplished if Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell were America First, instead of Swamp First, leaders like he is.
The last available poll, granted it’s pretty dated, revealed the Senate Majority Leader with an 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky.
The Public Policy Polling survey found just 18 percent of respondents approved of the job McConnell is doing, compared with 74 percent who disapprove.
By comparison, President Trump had an approval rating of 60 percent among the same Kentucky voters.
Needless to say, McConnell has not been an avid supporter of President Trump, even seemingly sending a warning to Trump that he had the Republican votes necessary to impeach him.
Earlier this year, McConnell told NPR that if impeachment “were to happen, the Senate has no choice. If the House were to act, the Senate immediately goes to trial.”
Then this happened:
The Democrats are lucky that they don’t have any Mitt Romney types. They may be lousy politicians, with really bad policies (Open Borders, Sanctuary Cities etc.), but they stick together!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2019
Dollars are the real polls right now.
We’re DOUBLE where President Obama was at this point in his re-election.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 6, 2019
As a seasoned politician, McConnell’s sense of survival is well developed. That, and…
Angry voters must’ve burnt up his phone lines since he threw Trump under the bus because China Mitch felt it necessary to change that statement in a manner typical of a seasoned politician, of course.
His original statement has been extended to say:
“I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you’re on it is a whole different matter, but I would have no choice but to take it up based on [the] Senate rule on impeachment.”