Since the Senate voted not to remove Trump from office in his 2nd impeachment trial, these seven senators have refused to publicly join the Republican resistance to Trump’s takeover of their party. In their anti-Trump declarations after the Capitol attack, the senators made it clear Trump was responsible for the insurrection and he was damaging the country. Additionally, none of these senators are willing to join Democrats in passing voter protection laws to counter Trump’s movement to steal state elections by inserting MAGA conspiracy theorists into the secretary of state positions to overturn election results that Republicans lose. These senators had a moment of loyalty to their oath of office when they voted to remove Trump from office. However, they returned to cowering in fear of him once he was acquitted.. These senators have the power to severely damage Trump’s hold on the party and to end the brainwashing of the Republican electorate. In their silence, they have abandoned their #1 responsibility as elected officials which is to protect and defend the Constitution. All anti-Trump Republicans would have to do is unite against Trump and delegitimize his ideology and position as leader of their party. The opportunism and cowardice they have shown has demeaned their legacies.
Mitch McConnell is a proven, documented corrupt politician and the antithesis of what a patriotic public servant is supposed to be. His anti-bipartisanship stance reveals he opposes the two-party system of government. At the beginning of the Obama and Biden presidencies, Connell announced, “my #1 priority is to make both of them one-term presidents.” He opposes Democrats for the sport of it. His hypocrisy is blatant and shameless. He blocked Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, citing the excuse that during a president’s last year in office, he cannot nominate a Supreme Court Justice. However, when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died three weeks before the 2020 election, Mc Connell pushed Trump to fill her vacant seat. He had no problem changing the filibuster rule to advance this or any other Republican agenda. However, he whines like a baby if Democrats consider changing the filibuster to pass their legislative agenda.
Democracy isn’t perfect. If the people elect you, you can be enemies of democracy like Trump and Mc Connell and still keep your job. McConnell has arrogantly admitted recently that Republicans will not be running on any particular policies for the midterms. That statement reveals McConnell is counting on their hunger for power, and their skills at lying, demonizing and gaslighting to regain the majority. There are reasons why Republicans don’t want Americans to know how they will use their energy.