And whereas the Republican managed Senate, the place McConnell is almost all chief, can get it collectively to carry lightning-speed affirmation hearings aimed toward thrusting Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court docket earlier than the November 3 election, they’ve proven no such capability to advance a brand new aid bundle for these lots of of thousands and thousands of Individuals struggling — many with jobs and lives in ruins — as a virulent disease continues its rampage via their communities.
And there is actually no charitable studying doable for McConnell’s chuckling at a debate over the query of Covid aid.
As for the precise metrics of chaos that McGrath laid at his ft — the unemployed Individuals, the useless Individuals — McConnell could not even faux to care. The impact was one in all vanity — to not point out stunningly chilly and even sexist.
“She mentions she was within the Marines about each different sentence,” McConnell mentioned, derisively. “I feel her complete marketing campaign is: she’s a Marine, she’s a mother, and I have been there (in Washington) too lengthy.” Translation: She’s only a Marine and only a mother; she does not know what she’s doing, which is why she’s questioning what I’ve executed.
Regardless of being a member of the social gathering of non-public duty, McConnell refuses to simply accept accountability for the Senate’s dereliction of responsibility on extra Covid aid for Individuals. As an alternative, he blames Pelosi, who will get the majority of his ire, and he heaps condescension on one other girl — his political opponent, McGrath — for having the temerity to even ask.
Now the query is: Will Kentucky voters agree that that is all a laughing matter?