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Senator Mitch McConnell Makes Statement Worthy Of Posting Regarding Racism Of Steve King

January 14, 2019

I find the turtle-like pacing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to be, on the whole, tiresome.  Finding out how the wind is blowing and which flags are being lifted is not how a senate leader should use his position.   One is not a leader if one is always following.

Be that as it may I was , however, very glad to read that McConnell did come out with a statement that was not only strong but worthy of posting about.   As readers know Iowa Congressman Steve King made another in a long series of racially charged comments this month which set off many within the Republican Party.

Today McConnell said in a press release that there is no place in the Republican Party, the Congress or the country for an ideology of racial supremacy of any kind.

We can, and should, mock that portion of the release as it flies in the face of the spitters, shouters, and ranters that make up a huge segment of the conservative base which does drive the party as a whole.  It was, after all, McConnell who used racial animus to stoke the fury at the first stages of the Tea Party.  That it got away from him does not allow the minority leader to now pretend that he is ‘one of us’ when denouncing the current nasty stain on their party.

Today, as McConnell made his statement several House Democrats, including the No. 3 Democratic leader, announced plans to try and sanction King for his statements.  There must be consequences for the actions taken by King.

Which leads me to the lines that matters most in this post as it comes from McConnell but could have been said by any true American.

Rep. King’s statements are unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position. If he doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work.

I offer an idea for King’s future career, given his character, which is close to where he now resides.

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