Mitch McConnell isn’t known for making red meat conservative statements that fire up the base. But it seems like the Democrats ridiculous obstruction got the best of the Senate Majority Leader this week, and he decided to sound off:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called out the Left on Monday for refusing to accept the results of last November’s presidential election.
Senate Democrats are only opposing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch because the “radical fringes” of the Democratic party want to inflict damage on Trump, McConnell argued in an op-ed in Politico.
“Look, we all get it. Democrats are having a tough time coming to grips with the election results. They wish it had turned out differently. I understand their disappointment. I know their base is rioting against reality,” McConnell wrote.
“I know the far left is demanding obstructionist tactics at any cost. I realize that Leader Schumer in particular is under immense pressure from the radical fringes of our politics. But he and his party can’t allow themselves to be led around by the far left.”
Well, wow. Our first thought:
— Bobby P (@Panzenbeck) February 6, 2017
But seriously, good for Mitch. These people aren’t just deluded, they’re dangerous, throwing around terms like “white supremacist” and failing to decry the left-wing mobs that are running around destroying property and threatening anyone who might support Donald Trump. Their tactics shouldn’t be indulged. Rather, the GOP should recognize that a growing portion of the liberal base sees violence as a means of achieving radical social change. Their views and their behavior should be noted, and the GOP should approach their legislative agenda with extreme prejudice.
We’re glad Mitch gets it.