I thought I was inured to shocks from the news after enduring the past seven days but somehow this quote from McConnell to reporters this morning jolted me.
Sounds like Cocaine Mitch is headed for the lifeboats as the S.S. Trump begins to sink. He’s gotten everything he’s likely to get from his voyage, notably hundreds of Republican federal judges and no fewer than three Supreme Court appointments. No need to heroically go down with the ship.
Whether there’s room in those lifeboats for the more vulnerable members of his caucus who are on the ballot this fall is in serious doubt, though. These quotes were obviously designed to try to create that room, providing a bit of “social distancing” from the president for people like Susan Collins on the subject of the pandemic. Stay tuned for the Senate GOP’s closing argument later this month: “We have nothing to do with Trump’s filthy disease pit.”