Mitch McConnell is the greatest threat to democracy

For all his destruction of leadership norms and erratic, President Trump is not the top threat

Published August 9, 2019 6:30AM (EDT)


This article originally appeared on Raw Story

President Donald Trump, for all his destruction of leadership norms and erratic, inflammatory behavior, is not the greatest threat to democracy, argues Eleanor Clift in The Daily Beast. That dubious honor goes to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

“The events in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend give new meaning to the phrase the enemy within. The country is under siege from what law enforcement officials are calling domestic terrorism inspired by white supremacist ideology,” writes Clift. “What to do? All roads lead to Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, who won’t allow debate on remedies for gun violence and refuses to take up gun-control legislation passed by the House to expand background checks.”

McConnell could fight the bloodshed right now and call back the Senate to vote on the House’s background check bill, writes Clift. But he won’t.

By Matthew Chapman

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