U. S. Senators are sharing photographs of the growing pile of bills passed by the House only to stymie on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk.
The stack, a symbolic replication of legislation McConnell refuses to bring to a vote, was reportedly the brain child of Senator Debbie Stabenow. According to her office, it includes more than 300 bills about voter registration, background checks for firearm sales, domestic violence, climate change, minimum wage increases and other issues.
In a press conference meant to highlight the “legislative graveyard” Tuesday morning, Stabenow said that the American people expect Congress to pass legislation “that will improve their lives and improve the lives of their families.”
“Unfortunately, though, that is not what’s happening because the Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard,” she added.
With all of the media attention and twitter storms around the impeachment of the president…let’s not lose sight of the fact the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is currently the most destructive force in the swamp along the Potomac.
McConnell’s office did not immediately respond to Newsweek emails and calls requesting comment about why he hasn’t brought the packages to a vote in his chamber and whether he intends to in the foreseeable future.
Let’s not forget that Sen. McConnell is up for re-election this cycle too. He needs to go as much as we need to dump the president.