In the wake of House Speaker John Boehner’s blockbuster announcement that the Ohio Congressman plans to retire in a few weeks, calls for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to follow suit have grown.
>>>Here Are 5 reasons McConnell should join Boehner+RESIGN:
1. McConnell Was Crucial To Enacting The Wall St. Bailout.
According to FreedomWorks, “Senator McConnell voted for the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. Taxpayers should never have been forced to pay for the reckless lending practices of the big banks. McConnell took credit for being a major part of negotiating the bailout, and called the passage of T.A.R.P. “the Senate at its finest.” Yikes!
2. The Rest Of His Voting Record Isn’t Much Better.
McConnell helped implement the 2013 payroll tax increase, voted for multiple other tax increases, debt ceiling raises, backed the federal minimum wage, backed “ObamaTrade” as well as the horrendous “CRomnibus” last winter and even voted to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after ridiculously horrible lending practices, putting taxpayers on the hook for billions.
3. The Way He’s Treated Ted Cruz Has Been Horrible.
Earlier this week, McConnell offered a stunning rebuke to Ted Cruz when the Texas Senator tried to offer an amendment that would essentially pave the way to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
Despite routinely letting Senators offer amendments even if they will fail, McConnell orchestrated members against Cruz, preventing his amendment from advancing.
Cruz then gave a passionate, hour long speech on the Senate floor, blasting leadership before he was cut off.
4. He’s Has A History Of Working With Abortion Groups.
McConnell used to be quite cozy with Kentucky abortion advocates.
According to PBS:
“Early in his political career, some traditional liberal groups worked with and praised McConnell, including the AFL-CIO and some local abortion rights groups.”
5. So A Real Conservative Can Take Over As Senate Majority Leader!
A Senator like Mike Lee, Rand Paul, or Ted Cruz would be a far better champion of conservative values in the Senate’s top leadership position. Who would you like to see take over if McConnell were to retire?