Mitch McConnell Says He’ll Serve Out His Term So He Can Keep Thwarting GOP Voters

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It’s fair to say that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the most hated figure in American politics when it comes to Republican voters. Every GOP voter breathed a collective sigh of relief when McConnell announced last month that he’s stepping down from his leadership post at the end of the year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that McConnell says he’ll finish out his term until it ends in 2026, so he can continue poking all Republicans right in the eyeball.

McConnell might even run for reelection in 2026, but he hasn’t made that decision yet.

“I’m not leaving the Senate,” McConnell told NewsRadio 840 in Louisville. “And I’m particularly involved in fighting back against the isolationist movement. For the next couple of years, it’s something I’m going to focus on.”

Translated into plain English, Mitch McConnell is dedicating the rest of his time in the US Senate to thwarting the will of Republican voters. For better or worse, Donald Trump’s populist policies are now the default position on most issues, as far as Republican voters are concerned. Mitch McConnell is a throwback to the Republican Party of the 1990s, which was content to lose to the Democrats on every social and fiscal issue.

McConnell says that right now Americans are living through “the most dangerous time for the free world since right [before] the Berlin Wall fell down.”

He’s not talking about the estimated 20 million unvetted illegal aliens that Joe Biden has let into our country. He’s talking about Ukraine, which most Americans couldn’t find on a map. While it’s great that McConnell will no longer be leading Senate Republicans, he’s still going to be enraging GOP voters for the time being. He’ll just be taking on the role of Mitt Romney, who is retiring from the Senate after this year.