Many Republican voters, if asked, would name President Trump’s and voters’ greatest enemies in the Senate as Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.
In some respects, they would be right, however, there is a greater and more sinister enemy lurking in the supposedly friendly confines of the Republican Party.
For the past two years, I’ve often said that Trump’s greatest enemy and obstacle in the Senate is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel.
McConnel joined ranks with other NeverTrump Senate Republicans to thwart as much of Trump’s agenda as possible.
Why? Because Trump was not a career Politian like they are and he dares to do what’s right, even if it bucks the system.
American Greatness – McConnell and the Iron Triangle vs. Trump and the Voters – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) aligned with the NeverTrump faction of Republican senators Thursday to introduce and pass a resolution to “rebuke” President Trump. The president’s offenses? Trump dared to win the Republican nomination in 2016 and has dared, at least some of the time, to think for himself since taking office.
Instead of supporting the Republican and independent voters who knowingly nominated and elected a man committed to foreign policy change, McConnell is sticking stubbornly to the foreign policy approach that failed America and the world.
The battle lines of the Republican civil war are drawn: Kentuckian McConnell, in league with Mitt Romney of Utah, assailed the president’s order to bring American troops home from Afghanistan as “precipitous.”
Kentucky’s junior and more popular Republican senator, Rand Paul, meanwhile retorted: “It is ludicrous to call withdrawal after 17 years ‘precipitous.’” …
If you doubt McConnell being an enemy, ask yourself who failed three times to pass a bill to either replace or repeal Obamacare?
Who was it who failed to pass a spending bill that included $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall, leading the longest government shutdown in American history?
The answer to all is Mitch McConnell.
He despises Trump with a passion and has failed to support the President of the United States who happens to be a member of the same political party.
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