While Dems pulled theatrical stunts, ‘Grim Reaper’ Mitch McConnell was making major moves

 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has got to be loving all the grandstanding and political theater happening in the opposition party.

While Speaker Nancy Pelosi is boldly calling Attorney General William Barr a liar and not ruling out jail as an option, and House members eating buckets of fried chicken in committee meetings, McConnell is quietly going about the business of the American people.

The business voters elected President Donald Trump to ensure that it gets done.

The last we heard from McConnell, he brought the left’s disastrous Green New Deal to the floor for a vote only to have all Democrats vote “present” … after a number of them publicly backed the extreme climate plan. He also raised the ire of far-leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by vowing to be the “Grim Reaper” to make sure socialism never gets a permanent hold in American politics.

While Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., was wiping the chicken grease from his fingers, as part of a stunt he pulled to the delight of the party’s media allies, portraying Barr as a coward for not agreeing to Democrats trying to change the rules on who can ask him questions, McConnell showed them what winning was all about.

For starters, McConnell said Thursday the GOP-controlled Senate will not take up a House bill that would force Trump to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate agreement, as reported by The Hill.

“This futile gesture to handcuff the U.S. economy through the ill-fated Paris deal will go nowhere here in the Senate,” McConnell declared. “We’re in the business of actually helping middle-class families, not inventing new obstacles to throw in their paths.”

Just as important, if not more so, the Senate confirmed the president’s 100th judicial nominee on Thursday, as they continue to establish balance in the federal judiciary.

With two others that followed, to date, Trump has appointed 102 judges to the federal bench — to include 63 trial judges, 37 appeals judges and two Supreme Court justices.

This “incredible milestone” comes as the Senate sets historic records for appeals court confirmations, threatening to flip two appellate courts to majority Republican control by the end of 2019.

All while Senate Democrats do all they can to slow the pace, using the full 30 hours of debate time for judicial nominees.

One thing is certain, while Democrats pull of stunts and engage in political theater to chase narratives, social media users noticed all the winning going on across the aisle:

A fitting response:

Here’s a sampling of other reactions to those paying attention to what may matter the most, given the stranglehold our courts have on policy today:

https://twitter.com/JammieWF/status/1123990390837739520

https://twitter.com/Lookupcolorado2/status/1123988475445960706

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