Well … I guess that wasn’t so hard to type. Yes, I have had many issues with the Senate Majority Leader and his tactics over the years.
Especially #RememberMississippi ……. scratch that; that’s for another thread.
I have read two articles today about the masterful job that Mitch McConnell has done with the Senate and judges. At the Wall Street Journal today, Fred Barnes makes a compelling case for the Master of Confirming Judges. Mr. Barnes shares that not only did Majority Leader McConnell keep his cats herded on both Garland and Gorsuch, but he is a perfect 21 for 21 in confirming the federal appeals courts nominees of President Trump.
In the second article, at National Review, Jonathan Tobin makes a solid case that Mitch has really done a great job of herding the cats in the Senate. And cats they are when you consider that both Susan Collins and Ted Cruz are a part of this community. Tobin highlights how Mitch has become a valued figure whose advice must at a minimum be sought out by President Trump.
And… when you compare the job done by the Majority Leader in the Senate with that of his counterpart in the House, Speaker Ryan, Mitch gets even higher kudos. The Senate is much harder to keep together when only one or two can upset the entire apple cart. In the House, it couldn’t be messier and divided. Leadership is definitely lacking. Sure, it’s not easy and the GOP House has the same spectrum of worldviews and courage as does the Senate. But unlike the lame duck Speaker, Mitch “rules the Senate and has earned the respect if not the loyalty of the White House and most Republicans.”
So… Mitch McConnell, Master of Confirming Judges… this Bud’s for you!Published in