Rand Paul Wants To Join Senators Grassley And McConnell In Game of Russian Roulette

Washington, DC- On Monday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley(R-IA) challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to a duel for leadership of the Senate, after the Majority leader declined to hold a vote on bipartisan legislation aimed at criminal justice reforms. McConnell responded to Grassley’s challenge by offering one of his own, a game of Russian roulette for control of the Senate.
On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul(R-KY) threw his hat into the ring, telling reporters, “Mitch McConnell has been a stain on this legislative body for far too long. As the leader of the Senate, he is arguably the most powerful elected official in this country, outside of the President. During his tenure we have seen nothing but logjam, procedural failure, and a serious departure from the bipartisanship and compromise that has been the staple of functional government for the last 20 years. Once again,he has failed the American people, and he has brought shame to the people of the great State of Kentucky.” Read more Rand Paul Wants To Join Senators Grassley And McConnell In Game of Russian Roulette

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Grassley Challenges McConnell to a Duel for Control of Senate

Washington, DC- On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- SC) indicated that he would not hold a vote on a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill during the lame duck congressional session, and would instead focus his efforts on confirming Circuit Court judicial nominees, angering Senators on both sides of the isle. On Monday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, (R-IA) lashed out against the Majority leader, and indicated he would personally challenge McConnell for control of the Senate.

Mitch McConnell has demonstrated time and again that he is not fit for leadership.  His decision to block a vote on the criminal justice reform bill, and to instead focus on judicial nominees is laughable. Thanks to Mitch’s feud with Senator Flake (R-AZ), there is absolutely zero chance these judicial nominees will be confirmed.  Rather than voting on a popular piece of legislation, which has overwhelming, bipartisan support, both in the house and the senate, as well as the presidents backing, he’s just going to waste our time. I’m here to tell the American people that nobody in the Senate is happy about these obstructionist efforts,and we will not sit idle as Mitch McConnell continues to hold the legislative process hostage. As an American citizen, I take these actions personally and see them as an affront to the democratic process. Back in the days of my youth, when another man behaved in this manner, you fucking did something about it.

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