Mitch McConnell has made no secret of his disdain for anyone who doesn’t sit down, shut up, and do as they’re told by the establishment.
He’s proven that he’ll do absolutely anything it takes to keep his place among the ruling class elites.
And now a new report just exposed Mitch McConnell’s secret backroom deal to support one left-wing Senator’s re-election bid.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) knows how to hold onto power, conservative principles not so much.
“Old dudes eating Jell-O”
It’s been nearly four months since Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) chose to leave the Democrat Party and become an Independent.
And apparently, in the time since she dropped the Party, the Senator has been doing a lot of talking about her Democrat colleagues.
According to a new report from Politico, as she prepares to run for re-election to the Senate in 2024 as a third-party candidate, Senator Sinema has taken the gloves off and begun taking aim at Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and former Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain.
Politico reported that while at a fundraiser with GOP lobbyists, Sinema told those in attendance that while she is “formally aligned with the Democrats for committee purposes,” that is the extent of her caucusing with her former Party.
In fact, she even shredded Democrats’ bi-weekly luncheons as nothing more than an opportunity for “old dudes” to eat Jell-O and for everyone else to talk about how great they are.
“Old dudes are eating Jell-O, everyone is talking about how great they are,” Sinema said, according to Politico’s Jonathan Martin. “I don’t really need to be there for that. That’s an hour and a half twice a week that I can get back.”
At the same event, when speaking about Klain, Senator Sinema reportedly raised her middle finger in the air to show the audience just how she felt about Biden’s former Chief of Staff.
Politico also reported Sinema can be even more ruthless in private, and the outlet claimed sources had indicated she “derides” Senator Schumer “with harshly critical terms.”
Of course, for a former Democrat who supposedly has such a major problem with the Party, she sure does vote with Democrats far more often than not.
Which makes the most interesting tidbit of the report on Senator Sinema – which the outlet seems to have buried – that much more of a major issue.
An unholy alliance in Arizona
According to Politico’s report, when she’s not thrashing Democrats, Sinema has spent her time attempting to cozy up to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
You see, the left-wing Senator is up for re-election in 2024, and while she’s already burned the Democrat bridge, she’s now looking for a Republican lifeline that could keep her from facing a challenge from both parties.
For his part, Senator McConnell has been looking for an establishment hack who would serve as his puppet in Arizona’s 2024 Senate race.
But as the state has gone through a rapid evolution in recent years, completely rejecting establishment candidates in the 2022 Midterms in favor of more populist conservative candidates, like former Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Senate candidate Blake Masters.
That fact has left McConnell completely empty handed in Arizona, and because he obviously doesn’t want to see another populist conservative who isn’t beholden to the establishment elected to the Senate, the Senators could very well strike a secret backroom deal to keep both Democrats and conservatives from winning the seat.
“Which all raises the question for McConnell: Should his efforts to woo a mainstream Republican fail, would he be better off attempting to cut a deal with Sinema or hope a candidate like Lake can prevail in a three-way race against a current and former Democrat?” Politico’s Jonathan Martin wrote. “One potential arrangement: Sinema could remain an independent but caucus with the Republicans in exchange for a ceasefire in spending from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and McConnell’s Super PAC.”
And to add even more fuel to the prospect of McConnell and Sinema striking some sort of unholy alliance, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) even tossed in his two cents.
According to Romney, if Senator McConnell hasn’t already negotiated a deal with the former Democrat, “he should,” including offering her the gavel of the influential Senate Finance Committee, even though McConnell would hold most of the cards in such a scenario.
If nothing else, Senator Romney’s comments should prove that the ruling class elites in the Republican Party are chomping at the bit for McConnell to strike a deal with Senator Sinema to keep another populist conservative from being elected to the Senate.
And Mitch McConnell will likely be making such a deal, and in turn jeopardizing Republicans’ chances to win back the Senate in 2024, sooner rather than later.
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