McConnell: Stop getting mad at us. 'Lower your temperature.' (VIDEO)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants you to 'lower your temperature.' That was his message today to Democrats.
He started to make it seem like everyone needs to cool down, including Republicans, but as soon as he started listing examples, it was a clear this was just an attack on Democrats. Basically: only the left needs to calm down in his view.
Here were some of his comments:
"There has been a lot of discussion about the events of the last couple of days, so I would just like to address it myself.
I think there's been a consensus that political rhetoric has really gotten way, way overheated all across the political spectrum. We've heard facilities on the U.S. border called 'concentration camps.' We've seen the far left throw accusations of racism at everyone, anyone who disagrees with them on anything, including the Speaker of the House. We've seen a freshman democratic congresswoman us anti-Semitic tropes. The most vile accusations against our nation have become incredibly routine. "
McConnell doesn't want people to get heated over what is happening at the border with children and families being separated.
McConnell doesn't want the left talking about overt displays of racism by the President of the United States.
He doesn't want the American people discussing anything that is remotely critical of this administration or the Republican Party.
He wants "better discourse."
We understand what he means by this but he offered no examples on what "better discourse" is. The country is outraged and the only way we get better discourse is by having elections when our leaders fail us. That is how politics has always worked.
That is what is currently going on and given the fact that McConnell is up for re-election in 2020, he should be worried about his own discourse and whether the American people want him there. Maybe that's why he decided to get in front of the camera's today, to do a little political posturing himself.
He must be worried that a retired, female Marine is jockeying for his spot in the Senate. Amy McGrath has already raised more than $2.5 million in just one day after announcing her bid against McConnell. That's a record for the Senate.