Is there a more noxious and dangerous person in government than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? He's at least on a par with Donald Trump, if not worse. Because if McConnell had even a shred of principle, he could be the check the nation needs to survive this kakistocracy. He's poison, and he's poisoning the nation.
Here he is on Attorney General William Barr's version of what's in the Mueller report: "The Attorney General reports Russia carried out online disinformation campaigns and computer hacking efforts designed to sow discord in our nation and interfere in politics. It's deeply disturbing that the Obama Administration was apparently insufficiently prepared to anticipate and counter Russian threats."
Got that? The Obama administration wasn't prepared to counter Russia, he said. Like this was all a great revelation to him. Flash back to the fall of 2016 and McConnell single-handedly blocking the Obama administration from telling the country that Russia was interfering in the election and that they were doing it to help Trump. This is what he, in essence, told the CIA: "You're telling us that Russia is trying to help elect Trump. If you try to come forward with this, I'm not going to sign onto any sort of public statement that would condemn Russian interference. But I will condemn you and the Obama administration for trying to mess up this election."
The same briefing that McConnell got, Sen. Harry Reid got. He wrote to then-CIA director James Comey that the "prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free and fair elections represents one of the greatest threats toward democracy since the Cold War." McConnell got that information and weaponized it against President Barack Obama, and against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. That's just how foul, and how corrupted McConnell is.
To put the cherry on top, right after that speech he blocked a motion from Sen. Chuck Schumer for the Senate to take up the resolution the House passed 420-0 to make the Mueller report public.