Yesterday US Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell broke ranks with his outgoing party leader President Donald Trump and told his Senate people Joe Biden is the President-Elect and Kamal Harris is the Vice President-Elect….
The word leaked out to the media and right after several other Senate Republicans went public with their acceptance of the 2020 Election results more than a month later…
The Donald Trump running fiction show is coming to close ….
At least in the US Senate Republican side…
McConnell waited until the technical election results in the Electoral College…
Trump & Co efforts by arm twisting other Republicans on the state level and in the courts to nullify the vote of over 140 million Americans ALL failed…
Donald Trump has lost his job….
McConnell won his election walking away….
In a month we’ll see if he still runs the Senate…
But no matter….
He’ll STILL lead the Republicans there…
Trump will be a private citizen dodging law suits, possible criminal charges and figuring out ways to still get people to send him checks….
Joe Biden will be the President….
And McConnell is talking to Joe, his ole’ Senate buddy finally…
Oh, and he’s talking to House Speaker Pelosi also….
Both along with Senate Minority Leader Democrat Schumer are about to pass several bills in the Congress….
Trump isn’t talking to Democrats anymore….
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is muscling out President Trump as the dominant day-to-day Republican powerbroker on Capitol Hill.
Why it matters: Trump’s power persists, and will live on post-presidency. But McConnell — in his cunningly quiet but methodical way — is flexing his authority. It’s a taste of a tension that will help define the next four years.
With President Trump offstage and in denial, McConnell conferred the Republican Party’s validation of Joe Biden as president-elect, declaring on the Senate floor yesterday: “The Electoral College has spoken. So today, I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.”
- Biden called to thank the Kentucky gentleman for the remarks, and told reporters: “There are things we can work together on. … I’m looking forward to working with him.”
A year-end coronavirus deal is alive — because McConnell says it is. McConnell said Tuesday: “We’re not leaving here without a COVID package.”
In his party’s most consequential turning of the page, McConnell yesterday privately warned GOP senators not to join Trump’s extended assault on the Electoral College results.
- McConnell said on a caucus call that any shenanigans on Jan. 6, when Congress will confirm the result in a joint session, would yield a “terrible vote” for Republicans.
- In a real change of tune for the party, McConnell insisted there’s “zero sentiment” for an objection.
What’s next: Whether Republicans keep the Senate majority or not, McConnell will be the party’s last word on what lives and dies from Biden’s Hill agenda….
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