enate Majority Leader (TRAITOR
) Mitch McConnell plans to never speak to President Donald Trump again.
McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican who will become minority leader once new Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are sworn in, had been ‘estranged’ from Trump in recent weeks, The Post wrote.
But his handling of the crisis was it for the Kentucky Republican.
On Thursday, McConnell’s wife, Trump’s Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, resigned in disgust.
‘Our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed. As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside,’ she said.
Even before Wednesday’s riot, McConnell was set to break with Trump – as he warned senators not to join a House GOP effort to challenge swing states’ Electoral College vote counts.
The morning of the Capitol Hill siege, McConnell went on the Senate floor and said just that publicly – while also pointing out that the election between Trump and President-elect Joe Biden wasn’t close.
‘We’re debating a step that has neve been taken in American history, whether Congress should overrule the voters and overtrun a presidential election,’ he said on the Senate floor, after Rep. Paul Gosar and a batch of GOP senators, including Sen. Ted Cruz, objected to Arizona’s Electoral College vote count.
McConnell ridiculed President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in a five-minute speech that will be one of his last as majority leader – and which he said was about the most important vote of his career.
‘The assertions range from specific, local allegations to Constitutional arguments to sweeping conspiracy theories,’ McConnell said.
He reminded senators that he was supportive of Trump using the country’s legal system, which handed the president and his team loss after loss. And pointed out that these cases were heard by some of the ‘all-star judges whom the president himself nominated’ – including on the U.S. Supreme Court.
McConnell said that every election is plagued by some instances of vote irregularity.
‘And of course that’s unacceptable,’ he said.
‘But my colleagues nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale, the massive scale that would have tipped the entire election,’ McConnell argued. ‘Nor can public doubt alone justify a radical break, when the doubt itself was incited without any evidence.’
Twisting the knife into Trump, McConnell also pointed out that the race between President-elect Joe Biden and Trump ‘was not unusually close.’
‘The Electoral College margin was almost identical to what it was in 2016,’ McConnell pointed out.
‘If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side our democracy would enter a death spiral,’ McConnel warned. ‘We’d never se….