Mitch McConnell proves he’s a sentient sack of turtle nuts by laughing at people who are struggling through the pandemic
Breaking News: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a heartless ghoul who would love nothing more than to not only cut short the lives of all of his constituents in Kentucky if he could, but every life in America too because he actually has the power to do it. And will wield that power by refusing to pass any further relief for the American people during the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression and the biggest public health crisis in modern history. Oh, also? He thinks it’s funny.
During last night’s debate with his opponent, Amy McGrath, McConnell was questioned over the issue of coronavirus relief funding. Remember that cute little $1200 check not everyone received back in April-ish? And how it’s not even enough for most individual Americans to live on for two weeks? Well, it’s mid-October and we still haven’t received anything more. The unemployment rate is at 3.7%, over 214,000 people have died from COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of others now have chronic health conditions because of it, and all we have to show for it is a measly, one-time payment of $1200.
You can thank Senator Slack-Jawed Chuckles himself, but he doesn’t care. Because if Mitch McConnell cared about anything but political power, he wouldn’t have laughed in the face of America last night.
Mitch McConnell LAUGHS when called out for his lack of action on COVID. #KYSen
"If you want to call yourself a leader you got to get things done." pic.twitter.com/dHbXDf28OQ
— Kelsie Taggart (@kelsientaggart) October 12, 2020
“The House passed a bill in May and the Senate went on vacation,” McGrath said as McConnell laughed. “You just don’t do that. You negotiate. Senator, it is a national crisis.” McGrath was referring to the nearly $3 trillion relief bill passed by the House in May, which GOP lawmakers in the Senate dismissed. But not before McConnell adjourned for a week for Memorial Day!
“We’re facing a national crisis,” McGrath wrote after the debate on Twitter. “There’s nothing funny about 214,000 Americans dying.”
It wasn’t the only time McConnell had a giggle at the expense of people who don’t have his salary or socialized healthcare.
It's obvious that Mitch McConnell isn't taking this election, COVID, or KY voters seriously. pic.twitter.com/pnaTR78yWi
— Kelsie Taggart (@kelsientaggart) October 13, 2020
The viral chuckle heard ’round Twitter made plenty of people angry last night.
How can anyone in Kentucky continue to support this man? Seriously, someone explain it to me. Is it as simple as, “well, he’s a Republican” followed by some mumbling about socialism? Is that all there is to it?— Brian Bruce (@BrianVBruce) October 13, 2020
Can we sacrifice Mitch to Katie Porter? Asking for America— KevinofJTD (@ThejohnToms) October 13, 2020
I have never in all of my 46 years of life, watched a debate for a senate seat in the state of Kentucky.— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) October 13, 2020
And now, not only am I watching this, I feel personally invested in the outcome of that election.
I’m so Fucking sick of this smug turtle.
She’s a badass.
Mitch needs to go.
He's laughing because he thinks its funny that anyone would assume he cares about the people of Kentucky..or any American for the matter— HelenKP (@HelenKPDem) October 13, 2020
Look at Mitch sneer at us as we die and go into hospitals, lose our businesses, health care.— DearFriend (@diannemando) October 13, 2020
It’s so evil.
For his part, naturally, McConnell blamed the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. “Look, I know how to make deals,” he said, sounding remarkably like the Loser-In-Chief he idolizes so much. “I made three major deals with Joe Biden during the Obama era. What the problem is here is the unwillingness of the speaker to make a deal.”
He also came for McGrath’s military background — she’s a former Marine Corps fighter pilot. “She mentions she was in the Marines about every other sentence,” McConnell said. “I think her entire campaign is: she’s a Marine, she’s a mom, and I’ve been [in Washington] too long.”
I DUNNO, MITCH, I’D SAY YOU UNINTENTIONALLY NAILED IT. Someday, cretins like Mitch McConnell won’t be in power anymore. Just remember that.