According to Politico, it could seem to some people that asking Democratic leaders to do their jobs is akin to “screwing” them. This supposedly unfair treatment is being dished out by none other than Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), as Town Hall has reported today.
The “screwing” is said to be happening because the Republican leader is “keeping [Democrats] in session this October and therefore keeping them off the campaign trail,” according to Politico writer Burgess Everett.
“Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials,” he wrote.
The G.O.P. feels that the two weeks granted is plenty of time for the Democrats to get their voters out, however. Is this all part of tactics used for what McConnell himself said was similar to “a knife fight in an alley” on Tuesday when speaking about the races? The left seems to think so.
His “hardline stance” is thought to also pertain to judicial nominees. “We’re going to clear the deck of all the circuit judges,” McConnell said on the Hugh Hewitt show.
Since July, twenty-four appellate court judges have been confirmed with two just last month, the Washington Post has confirmed.
“If Democrats can pull off an upset win and take back the Senate, they can move to slow Trump’s nominations,” Everett also wrote, showing just what leftists are deeply worried about.
With “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is waiting in the wings” after four days before the Senate, it is clear that their concern is pointed in the direction of the benches.
So far, the left has been saying that Kavanaugh is a threat to Roe v. Wade and he has been attacked by many Democrats, in large part, just because he has been chosen by President Donald Trump.
As for having to stay in D.C. to do their jobs, has American politics entered a time when running for office is more vital than what is done while in office?
If this is what Democrats are saying, then maybe that blue wave that some pundits predict needs to be rethought.
This is important for two reasons: There are far more Senate Democrats at risk of losing than Republicans, so it's politically smart for GOP to keep the Senate in. "They don’t need more than a couple of weeks to campaign," Sen. Burr says of his vulnerable (mostly Dem) colleagues
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) September 11, 2018