During his final remarks on special counsel Robert Mueller, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempted to close the book on the investigation and slammed Democrats for relitigating Mueller’s findings and the 2016 election.
“This investigation went on for two years. It’s finally over. Many Americans were waiting to see how their elected officials would respond,” McConnell said.
“With an exhaustive investigation complete, would the country finally unify to confront the real challenges before us? Would we finally be able to move on from partisan paralysis and breathless conspiracy theorizing?” he continued. “Or would we remain consumed by unhinged partisanship, and keep dividing ourselves to the point that Putin and his agents need only stand on the sidelines and watch as their job is done for them? Regrettably, I think the answer is obvious.”
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The majority leader invoked the phrase “case closed” to hammer down on the point that Democrats were creating a “groundhog’s day spectacle” out of the report’s release. He accused Democrats for misconstruing the purpose of the investigation to avoid the “inconvenient truth” that Trump was elected president, a tune that will surely sit well with the praise-craving president.
“It bears remembering what this investigation was actually supposed to be about: Russian interference in 2016,” he said. “For many of the president’s opponents, it quickly morphed into something else. A last hope that maybe they had never have to come to terms with the American people’s choice of a president. In some corners, special counsel Mueller came to be regarded as a kind of secular saint, destined to rescue the country from the inconvenient truth that the American people actually elected Donald Trump.”