I generally assume that Mitch McConnell is about as spineless a politician as they come. The old adage “expect nothing and you’ll never be disappointed” comes to mind when considering the Senate Majority Leader. In fact, the only time that Mitch McConnell has ever really surprised me was when he blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Wednesday, however, Senator McConnell surprised me yet again when he took to the Senate floor to defend the students from Covington Catholic High School.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 23, 2019
Chalk this up as one of the few times I’ve actually agreed with Senator McConnell. The students from Covington Catholic High School-children, by the way-traveled to their nation’s capital in order to engage in a little bit of good old fashioned American democracy. Instead of being allowed to speak their peace they were harassed by left-wing activists.
One of these left-wing activists, Nathan Phillips, decided to lie about his encounter with the Covington students. Why? Fame and fortune. Nathan Phillips lied to make a name for himself and to make a quick buck. As a result, these teenagers, their families, and the entire student body of Covington Catholic High School have received the most vile of threats. Many of these have been hurled at the students by celebrities and members of the Mainstream Media.
These are adults who should know better than to threaten children.
I’ve pointed this out several times, but it’s worth mentioning again that Covington Catholic High School was forced to close Tuesday because these same threats caused a security problem.
Never in all my years did I think I would ever see Mitch McConnell actually standing up for the little guy. Maybe Wednesday’s speech was a blind squirrel finding a nut. Perhaps McConnell’s gotten a taste for winning and is starting to embrace his inner Trump. Then again, it could be that the Covington Catholic High School dust up is Mitch’s Kavanaugh moment.
Whatever the case, I completely and forcefully agree with Senator McConnell on this.