Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has now frozen up twice in the last month while taking questions from the press. This isn’t all that unusual in the assisted living home formerly known as the “US Senate.” From Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) embarrassing the nation with his attempts to speak a coherent sentence to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) signing over power of attorney to her daughter, the Senate is literally turning into an old fogey’s home.
To make matters even more of a joke, Joe Biden says he plans to call his “friend” Mitch McConnell to see how he’s doing. That should be a barnburner of a phone call.
“Mitch is a friend, as you know, not a joke,” Biden said when asked about Mitch McConnell’s latest freeze-up. “We have disagreements politically, but he’s a good friend.”
Oh, we’ve all noticed that. In the brief moments when McConnell has been lucid this summer, he’s been quick to attack House Republicans for moving closer to impeaching his “friend” Joe Biden. McConnell, who lives in splendor because his family is awash in cash from Communist China, doesn’t want anyone looking too closely at Joe Biden’s finances. You have to wonder why that is.
McConnell is now 81 years old, and Biden is 80. The White House fiercely insists that Biden is fine. The Senate doctor who examined McConnell insists that he’s perfectly okay as well. Everyone sees through this, though.
The extreme age of our political class, particularly in the US Senate, should have everyone worried. It’s terrifying because no one knows who is actually running the country right now. It’s certainly not Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein, or John Fetterman. The four of them couldn’t manage a game of pickleball at the old folk’s home, let alone manage a country.