Watch: Mitch McConnell Goes On A Fear-Filled Rant Attacking Democrats For Wanting To Give Americans A Fair Chance At Life
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on Fox News on over the weekend where he went on a rant attacking Democrats for wanting Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. to become states – which would mean full representation in the U.S. House and Senate along with voting rights.
According to McConnell, this would be “full bore socialism.”
Democrats “plan to make the District of Columbia a state and give them two Democratic Senators,” Leader McConnell said, adding they would also make Puerto Rico a state which “would give them two more Democratic Senators. They plan to expand the Supreme Court. So this is full bore socialism on the march in the House, and, yeah, as long as I am Majority Leader in the Senate none of that stuff is going anywhere.”
McConnell also went on to claim that he will not pass any bills that Democrats passed in the House. McConnell is currently sitting at least 100 bills passed by the House of Representatives. He has zero plans to allow any of them to come to the floor for debate or a vote.
During his rant, McConnell didn’t offer any example or explication as to how making those U.S. territories into states would make us a socialist country.
U.S. citizens living in Washington, D.C. have no representation in the Senate, and their House Representative cannot vote on actual legislation. They are allowed to vote for president but are allotted only the same number of Electoral College votes as the least-populous state.
Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, but U.S. citizens who reside there have no representation in the House or Senate and are not allowed to vote in presidential elections.
Take a look at McConnell’s interview comments below:
For the first time in my memory, I actually agree with Nancy Pelosi: I am the grim reaper when it comes to stopping the Democrats' socialist agenda. pic.twitter.com/mjQaJUPirb
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) June 14, 2019