113 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 136 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

From Ditch Mitch: McConnell blocked 2 votes on resolution calling for release of Muller report

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   1 comment
Message Stephen Fox
Become a Fan
  (31 fans)

Word for Word: Senator McConnell blocks Senator Feinstein attempt to release Mueller Report (C-SPAN) Senator Dianne Feinstein makes unanimous consent request that Mueller Report be made available to the public and the Congress. Senator Mitch McConnell ...
(Image by YouTube, Channel: C-SPAN)
  Details   DMCA

Today, Mitch McConnell blocked a vote in the Senate on a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be released to the public, marking the 2nd time in just 48 hours that McConnell has prevented the legislation from moving forward. What is Mitch so afraid of?

What does he think is in Mueller's report that he is so desperate to hide it from the American people?

This resolution unanimously passed the House earlier this month by a vote of 420 to 0. But Mitch McConnell won't even allow the Senate to bring the bill to the floor to be considered. Enough is enough! Mitch McConnell is up for reelection in 2020; if you think it's time for Mitch to go, then make a donation right now to help us support his future Democratic opponent and Ditch Mitch next November. Every dollar you give today will go directly to defeating Mitch McConnell and finally ending his political career.

We started Ditch Mitch, a completely grassroots organization solely dedicated to defeating Mitch McConnell, because of partisan games like this. We remember how Mitch tried to cut and privatize our Social Security and Medicare. We remember how he sided again and again with the NRA, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Wall Street. And boy oh boy! Do we remember the two opposite tactical situations he employed regarding Merrick Garland and Brett Kavanaugh.

That's why we're building a grassroots movement to defeat Mitch McConnell in 2020. Over 14,000 everyday people have already given and joined our movement to Ditch Mitch, and we're asking if you'll join us today by making a donation of your own.

Help us send a message to Mitch McConnell that we won't stand for his obstructionism any longer by making a donation right now of whatever you can afford to Ditch Mitch. Every dollar you give will go directly to help us hold Mitch accountable, support his future Democratic opponent, and ensure McConnell never wins another election again.

Together we will grow our movement large enough to defeat Mitch McConnell next year.


Yesterday, McConnell took to the Senate floor and blocked the first vote on a resolution for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be released to the public. Despite the fact that the measure passed earlier this month in the House by a unanimous vote of 420-0, Mitch McConnell is now refusing to allow a vote in the Senate because he knows it would pass with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Should we really be surprised?

This is no different than when Mitch refused to allow a vote on a bipartisan bill protecting Mueller's investigation in the first place. When Mitch blocked a vote on HR1 the bill passed by the House to make it easier to vote: when he refused to allow a vote to reopen the government during Trump's month-long shutdown.

If there were truly 'no collusion,' if this entire thing were just a 'witch hunt,' then there should be no reason that Mueller's report shouldn't be released. Even Donald Trump said yesterday that it "wouldn't bother him at all" if the report were to be released in full.

Deep down, what Mitch McConnell fears most is US.

Mitch is the most unpopular senator in the entire country; he knows he's vulnerable enough that he could lose. Even in ruby red Kentucky, our most recent poll from last month shows that McConnell is only ahead 3 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up against a Democrat.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Rate It | View Ratings

Stephen Fox Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

NYC Council "STANDS UNITED" WITH N.DAKOTA PROTESTERS, 2 new videos of police using pepper spray and rubber bullets

Bernie Meets with LA Times Editorial Board (this is the complete transcript!)

Mirena Interuterine Devices can cause Depression, Mood swings, Acne, Back Pain, Uterine Cysts, and Uterine Perforations

What does Coca Cola's Dasani bottled water have in common with Death by Lethal Injection?

CA Exit Polls reveal 23% Discrepancy; 11 States With Vote "Flipping" Evidence; Our New Directions in American History?

In the California Primary, More Ballots Remain Uncounted than the Total Number of votes for Hillary Clinton!

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend