Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CNBC this morning, where he made mild news by again confirming that if the House presents the Senate with impeachment papers targeting Donald Trump, the Senate would have "no choice" but to take it up—though "how long we're on it is a different matter."
But the proud Grim Reaper of the Senate, who has spent more than a little time boasting of his ability to bury any and every major bill the Democratic-led House sends his way, didn't have much to say about the rampaging Trump's numerous Twitter tantrums of the past few days. Asked by the CNBC hosts about Trump wanting impeachment leader Rep. Adam Schiff charged with treason and Trump's suggestion of a "civil war" if he is removed, Mitch had nothing he wanted to say on the matter.
"What I want to do is spend our time accomplishing things for the American people," he responded.
Yup. That's Mitch McConnell, all right: a man ever-devoted to "accomplishing things" for the nation. A whirlwind of Senate bill-passing, he is. Just call him the Grim Accomplisher.
But on his party leader’s invocation of possible violence if the nation dares impose consequences for his illegal acts? Mitch isn’t interested in accomplishing a response to that.