Mixed-up McConnell Joins Anti-Trump Gang on Hong Kong, after They Made Death Threats
Aug. 14, 2019 (EIRNS)—Exactly who, or what, controls the mind of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is hard to figure. That he is not in his right mind is clear.
A week ago, “never-Trump” protesters were lodged on the front porch of McConnell’s home, excoriating him for blocking gun-control legislation, and making explicit and obscene death threats against him. One protester said that he wished that McConnell, who was recovering from a broken shoulder, had “broken his neck” instead. Another one talked about stabbing McConnell in the heart.
McConnell was outraged over the protests, and over Twitter’s subsequent suspension of his account, because he posted a video of the obscenity-laden threats against him.
Yet, in the past two days, he’s joined with those same anti-Trump forces, including many Congressional zombies, who are using the Hong Kong protests to force the President into a confrontation against China—which Trump has so far refused to do. And in Hong Kong, the rioters are using the same violent tactics that were used to threaten McConnell.
McConnell retweeted yesterday a statement he made on the Senate floor on July 23, that “Beijing should seek to emulate Hong Kong. Not to engulf Hong Kong and remake it in the image of the Chinese Communist Party.” Rioters’ increasing violence, which he called “protests,” are continuing he boasted, as
“Increasingly brutal police tactics and pro-Mainland vigilantes are drawing blood in an effort to intimidate Hong Kongers back into submission.... The world is watching and wondering: If a government cannot respect the basic rights of people it claims as its own citizens, why on Earth would it be trusted to respect the rights and interests of its neighbors, its trading partners, or the companies that invest in its economy?”
There’s no difference between what McConnell has stated this week and the ravings from Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mitt Romney (R-UT), or Mark Warner (D-VA), all of whom claim China’s “repression” of “peaceful pro-democracy” Hong Kong rioters, is representative of Communist Party authoritarianism and “anti-Western” values—which they then blame on President Trump.