Americans were shocked when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze during a press conference. The man has refused to give an adequate answer for the episode. Many Americans worry he is not well and is too old to serve in Congress.
Mitch’s office says he will not step down as GOP leader until after 2024.
Over the weekend, McConnell returned to his home state of Kentucky. He gave a five-minute speech during the Fancy Farm picnic. You might have expected a warm welcome from the folks who elected him. But for the entire speech, Mitch was greeted with these words.
Voters welcomed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with chants of “retire” and “ditch Mitch” at the Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky over the weekend.
Throughout the senator’s five-minute speech, people could be heard booing while chanting, “lost the senate,” “retire,” and “ditch Mitch.” McConnell maintained a straight face and kept soldiering through.
Ouch! Mitch McConnell was giving a short speech during an event in Kentucky over the weekend. But for the entire 5-minute speech, the crowd booed and jeered him. People were shouting “retire” at the man who had a shocking health scare just a short time ago.
Others were extremely harsh, blaming McConnell for losing the Senate in the 2020 Election. I guess we can’t expect these hecklers to be Democrats, eh? Others chanted “ditch Mitch,” which, I must say, is a great rhyme.
McConnell has been losing favor with Republicans ever since the 2020 Election. The old turtle quickly caved after the election, celebrating Joe Biden’s “victory.” He has since done everything in his power, it seems, to placate Democrats. Even when his party has had an advantage, Mitch caved to give Joe what he wanted.
That has drawn intense criticism from Donald Trump, who continues to hold tremendous sway over the party. Chances are, conservatives in Kentucky are siding with Trump, not McConnell.
His “freeze” should be enough to provoke voters to demand a replacement. Few men in their 80s have the stamina to lead in Congress. And McConnell appears to be one of the many who can’t.
I don’t expect a warmer welcome, come re-election time.
- Mitch McConnell was jeered for five minutes straight during a speech in his home state.
- This comes just days after he froze before reporters during a press conference.
- People in the crowd shouted “retire” and “ditch Mitch” among other jeers and boos.