Ace of Spades: U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “No worries” about Trump’s continuing threats to American democracy

Mitch McConnell – “no worries” about voter suppression or Trump’s continuing threats to American democracy – really?

Senate minority leader McConnell, who blasted Trump in January for his false allegations of election fraud, views federal legislation that would invalidate voter suppression laws inspired by Trump’s Big Lie as “a problem in search of a solution . . . “

Asked about Americans ranking threats to democracy higher than other issues, including the cost of living, McConnell told reporters, “I do think it’s an important issue. There were those who were trying to prevent the orderly transfer of power for the first time in American history,” after the 2020 presidential election, “and that was not good.”

But the top Senate Republican does not believe that American democracy is facing immediate danger, citing efforts to interrupt the peaceful transfer of power between the election on Nov. 3 and the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021, that were “thwarted.”

“I guess that’s had some impact on the poll. … But look, I think we have a very solid democracy,” McConnell continued. “I don’t think of the things that we need to worry about, I wouldn’t be worried about that one.”


“You’ve got two camps right now of people who should speak out and haven’t. The first camp knows Trump is a dangerous and vindictive man but doesn’t want to upend their lives by provoking his ire. The second camp is more nakedly transactional.”

– Miles Taylor, former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security in the Trump administration