Buried in Mitch McConnell’s load of corruption he boasted about on the Hannity show was one surprising comment: a refusal to assure Sean Hannity and viewers he thought Donald Trump has done nothing wrong with regard to Ukraine. But McConnell doesn’t deserve any praise for that.
HANNITY: You read the phone call [memorandum]. You watched, I’m sure, a lot of the coverage that has taken place in the House. Do you see any evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever on the president’s part? As you read that transcript – I read it, I read it over and over again. I certainly don’t see – we hear Joe Biden bragging about you’re not getting a billion taxpayer dollars unless you fire the prosecutor he knew was investigating his son with zero experience making millions. That didn’t happen.
The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent called out these comments from Hannity:
This is utter nonsense. Biden worked to oust the prosecutor, but this was U.S. policy and supported by international institutions, and the prosecutor actually was not “investigating his son.” Meanwhile, on the call, Trump actually did pressure Zelensky to carry out his corrupt bidding, after Zelensky requested military aid.
But what also struck me was McConnell’s refusal to say Trump has done nothing wrong. His response:
MCCONNELL: Well, this is a really weak case. And that’s why I think you’re going to see bipartisan opposition to the articles [of impeachment] over in the House.
If you pay close attention to Hannity’s prodding, even he did not bring himself to say Trump had done nothing wrong.
That’s almost certainly because both Hannity and McConnell know that Trump’s behavior was wrong; they just want him to get away with it.
Watch this latest bit of corruption below, from the December 12, 2019 Hannity.
Ken Starr is perhaps the only living person who is more acutely hypocritical about “weak cases” for impeachment than Mitch McConnell. On top of that McConnell appears to be violating in advance his oath as a Senate juror, quite openly putting party above country/Constitution. This is the devil’s slippery slope, a deeper level of corruption, even, than in 2010 when McConnell openly prioritized making Obama a one term president over the country’s interests.
My Christmas wish is even more ambitious than truman’s:
May the Ghost of Christmas Past, or maybe the ghost of John McCain, or (this would really come out of left field for today’s Republicans) the ghost of Abe Lincoln visit at least a handful of Republican Senators this season, waking them, in this historic moment, to re-cognize, search and vote their dangerously dwindling or derailed consciences.
The Senate “trial” will be a sham. Ms. Lindsey Graham will spread pixie dust in the Senate chamber enabling GOPiggy Senators to forget all of Mango Mussolini’s corrupt behavior.