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“Moscow” Mitch “The Bitch” McConnell shows what a Son-of-a-Bitch he really is.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, February 2, 2023

You DARE question MY POWER?!?

I’ll show YOU who’s the boss, you little pissants!

Mitch McConnell

Senate Repugnicunt Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of KY has removed Senators Rick Scott of FL, and Mike Lee of UT from the powerful Commerce Committee in apparent retaliation for Scott’s challenge to McConnell’s leadership, and for Lee’s support of Scott’s effort.

The Commerce Committee has broad jurisdiction over numerous federal agencies, is considered a prestigious assignment, and McConnell had exclusive power to decide whether Scott and Lee would remain on the Committee because it was the third so-called “A-list” committee assignment both held.

Scott is also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, while Lee is a member of the prestigious Judiciary Committee, and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Scott had more seniority on the Commerce Committee than Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, who also serves on two other “A-list” committees — Banking, and Environment and Public Works committees — and Lee had more seniority than Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, who also sits on the Appropriations Committee and is the ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee.

McConnell replaced Scott, Lee, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — who left the Commerce Committee to take a coveted seat on the Finance Committee — with three first-term Repugnicunt Senators: Ted Budd of North Carolina, Eric Schmitt of Missouri, and J.D. Vance of Ohio.

When Scott challenged McConnell and lost in an acrimonious leadership contest last November, McConnell said that he did not consider the effort challenging his leadership as personal effrontery, but his latest action sends a clear message to Repugnicunts that challenging his leadership will exact a toll.

“What did he expect?,” said one Repugnicunt Senator when Scott took a risk by openly questioning McConnell’s leadership after the disappointing midterm General Election results in which the party lost seats.

McConnell claimed in November that he had no hard feelings after he eventually won with a 37 to 10 vote, with one senator voting “present,” and said, “I’m not in any way offended by having an opponent or having a few votes in opposition. I’m pretty proud of 37 to 10,” after several hours of tense discussions in the GOP conference.

Scott acknowledged that challenging McConnell for the leadership role was the likely reason he was ousted from the committee, despite his relative seniority on the committee and experience running a major company.

“I probably ran the biggest company almost any senator in the history of the country has ever run. I was governor of the third-biggest economy in the United States — Florida. I’ve got a business background,” Scott said, listing his bona fides.

“McConnell got to pick. He kicked me off; he kicked Lee off,” Scott said in an interview, noting that he also learned of the decision via text message, and at least one person knowledgeable about the matter said that Scott was “furious.”

Lee gave one of the nominating speeches for Scott’s bid to take over as GOP leader, and he and Scott have previously teamed up to challenge McConnell’s GOP senatorial leadership on fiscal and spending decisions.


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