There is only one word that comes to mind to describe McConnell's refusal to investigate the Russians' interference in the election. TREASON. What true patriot wouldn't want to find out if our elections gave a fair result, and wouldn't want to find out if a foreign country interfered? Only someone who is a win-at-all-costs Koch whore who cares more about POWER than democracy would pull an act like that, and I have to wonder if Trump's appointment of McConnell's wife to be his Secretary of Transportation is related to McConnell's desire to block this investigation.
Actually, I do have a second word that comes to mind when reading about McConnell's act- PROJECTION. I recall another close election that was in the process of being disputed and settled a few years ago- the Wisconsin Supreme Court race in 2011 between JoAnne Kloppenburg and David Prosser. Remember what the John Doe documents revealed was going on behind the scenes in WisGOP land, on Election Night, when it appeared Kloppenburg was ahead by a couple hundred votes and the right-wingers were going to lose their Supreme Court majority?
Let me remind you of this exchange between ex-Assembly Speaker/convicted criminal Scott Jensen and MMAC lobbyist (and GOP hack) Steve Baas.
Jensen replied minutes later.On a related note, look at this bit of pretzel logic that they're trying out in Michigan, where Republicans are trying to install voter ID and other suppression measures in a lame-duck session.
"Yes. Anything fishy should be highlighted. Stories should be solicited by talk radio hosts," Jensen wrote.
Amazingly, GOP argued MI didn't need a recount because there was no evidence of fraud, while they push a new voter ID law to combat fraud... https://t.co/xdI9LlHKm9— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) December 10, 2016
So in GOP-World, the only election results that should be suspicious are ones where Democrats win, but when GOPs win? "Nope! Nothing to see here, why worry about what has happened? Let's instead worry about what MIGHT happen (especially if such a situation might benefit Dems or hurt GOPs)."
Republicans lie, they cheat, and would you be at all surprised if they were stealing? They're definitely winning elections where a sizable amount of voters make their selections under false information, but somehow those GOP politicians that are elected under such faulty circumstances aren't supposed to held accountable by the people who pay their taxpayer-funded salaries.
Today's GOP needs to be treated as the mobsters that they are. They have no legitimacy, and should be given no quarter, and no respect.