#MoscowMitch has LOTS of ties to Russia.

#MOSCOWMITCH Has LOTS of ties to Russia

There are so many reasons to vote Mitch McConnell out of office, and here in this blog, we will detail all the smoke that surrounds the Senator who first was elected to office in 1984. That means he has been in congress for 35 years.  Also, he is up for re-election in 2020.  Prior to 2019, it was widely held that his senate seat was “Safe”.   Now, as Amy McGrath, makes a stand to displace him in 2020 let’s review some facts about Mitch McConnell:

First, when Merrick Garland was set to become President Obama’s SCOTUS pick after Antonin Scalia’s sudden death, it was Mitch McConnel who would not bring the SCOTUS pick to the Senate floor.  His reason for not bringing the vote to the floor publicly was that his position was that a SCOTUS seat in an election year, should wait for the next President to appoint.  This was February, of 2016 and on the same day Antonin Scalia was pronounced dead, McConnell did not even wait 6 hours to make this proclamation.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-trump.html

What does this have to do with Russia?  Well, we know from media reports, Trump was intercepted in meetings with Russians as far back as 2015, before he announced his candidacy for President. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-russia-meetings-associates-officials-us-intelligence-campaign-latest-a7838296.html.  Could it be in those meetings, they were laying the groundwork for Cambridge Analytica, Russian Interference and overall election Meddling?

SMOKE: McConnell’s flip flop between “wait till the next Presidency” and “Oh, we’ll fill it.” seems to belie that he wasn’t worried about Hillary Clinton winning the Presidency and felt very confident, that he would be choosing the next SCOTUS. 

SMOKE: Another curious fact is how Mitch McConnell’s net worth has ballooned over the past 10 years. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2014/05/22/how-did-mitch-mcconnells-net-worth-soar/?utm_term=.8173bfa66c8b.  In his disclosure documents, he mentions an investment through his wife, Elaine Chao. If that is true, from 1993 – 2009, his net worth was around $1 Million. It just seems interesting that his fortunes have increased so much in the past 7 years.

SMOKE: Sanctions on Russia have been voted on, but there has never been any enforcement.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/russia-sanctions-oleg-deripaska-gop_n_5c3f7588e4b0a8dbe16d0c82

Issued Sanctions, never enforced: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-28/the-trump-administration-loves-issuing-sanctions-not-enforcing-them

SMOKE: Mitch McConnell did not want to alert the American public about Russian interference in the election. Obama wanted to; McConnell said no. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-campaign-tries-blame-obama-russias-election-attack

SMOKE: McConnell has blocked every election security bill https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/30/why-is-mitch-mcconnell-blocking-election-security-bills-good-question/?utm_term=.1aeed8cb50fb

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