Donald Trump has echoed the sentiment of a majority of the American people this week when he released a statement calling Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell “overrated.”
McConnell has quickly solidified himself as a leading D.C. swamp figure following Trump’s descent from the White House. It seems as if the Former President kept the Kentucky Republican in line, but without his presence, Mitch seems to have taken sides with the Democrats.
On Tuesday, a group of 19 Senate RINOs handed Joe Biden a major legislative win by voting to pass on the the largest so-called infrastructure investment packages in decades.
“Nobody will ever understand why Mitch McConnell allowed this non-infrastructure bill to be passed. He has given up all of his leverage for the big whopper of a bill that will follow,” Trump wrote.
“I have quietly said for years that Mitch McConnell is the most overrated man in politics — now I don’t have to be quiet anymore.”
“He is working so hard to give Biden a victory, now they’ll go for the big one, including the biggest tax increases in the history of our Country.”
McConnell, who has become a common Trump target, was expected to vote for the bill Tuesday after voting to end debate on the measure Sunday night.
The infrastructure bill was expected to pass, with about 20 Republican senators supporting the package.
On Sunday, Trump in a statement said the infrastructure bill was “the beginning of the Green New Deal.”
“The bill I proposed, which Mitch McConnell couldn’t do anything with, was pure infrastructure. I want what is best for America, not what’s best for the Communist Democrat Party. This will be a big victory for the Democrats and will be used against Republicans in the upcoming elections,” Trump said.
Once the bill passes, Democrats will focus on the second half of their infrastructure priorities — a $3.5 trillion budget resolution focused on what some have dubbed “human infrastructure,” such as funding for education, public housing, clean energy efforts, and expanding health care.
Passing the measure through budget reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority for approval, means avoiding a potential Republican filibuster.
The American voting public is along for this brutal ride while the future of the country is being debated by a group of lawmakers who have no connection to the people they claim to represent. McConnell’s move to pass the bill is merely political jockeying that will come around sooner-or-later to bite him.
Perhaps McConnell will see the error in his ways once Donald Trump — or another America First leader — assumes high office.
Author: Nolan Sheridan