What they’re saying: “That was a terrible statement to make publicly,” said Don E. of McConnell’s comments. “He’s proven that he’s biased. He’s working with the White House, per se. He has to be impartial; that’s what the constitution says in this situation, that he has to be impartial.”

“Had he kept it to himself and gone and done whatever he was he’s going to do, it would have been much better than blatantly stirring the pot in public and saying, ‘I’m going to play games with the White House.'”

Not a single participant disagreed with his view on McConnell.

Another participant, Mary M., said it seemed like McConnell was intentionally provoking Democrats by saying that. “It’s looking for trouble,” she said.