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Al Franken Perfectly Slams Mitch McConnell's Hypocrisy for Accusing Democrats of 'Partisan Rage'

Al Franken Perfectly Slams Mitch McConnell's Hypocrisy for Accusing Democrats of 'Partisan Rage'
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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles:

obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

To the surprise of no one, the House vote remained virtually along party lines for both articles.

Also unsurprising was Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's immediate rush to paint Trump as an innocent victim of Democrats in the House.

McConnell stated:

"Let's be clear: the House's vote yesterday was not some neutral judgment. ... It was the predetermined end of a partisan crusade."

The Senate Majority Leader added:

"Moments like this are why the United States Senate exists. The moment the Framers feared has arrived. A political faction in the lower chamber have succumbed to partisan rage."

But McConnell—who openly bragged about obstructing the judicial appointments of President Barack Obama and refers to himself as the Grim Reaper for killing Democratic legislation by keeping it from being considered in the Senate—complaining about partisanship was the height of hypocrisy according to his critics.

Former Minnesota Senator Al Franken was one of those critics.

On Twitter, Franken posted:

"Listening to Mitch McConnell talk about the decline of bipartisanship is like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette."

And Franken's observation was among the kinder assessments of McConnell's remarks.

While others focused on one simple fact: Mitch McConnell is up for reelection in 2020 and directed their comments to the voters of Kentucky.

In November 2020, Mitch McConnell will try for another term in the Senate where he has been for 34 years, having first taken office in 1985. Democratic nominee and retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath is challenging McConnell for his seat.

Her campaign video outlining why she was running to defeat McConnell received widespread attention.

“The Letter" — Amy McGrath for U.S.

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