On Saturday January 12, the government shutdown became the longest in American history, eclipsing the former record of 21 days. At the forefront of this burgeoning disaster is Mitch McConnell, a one-man blockade to re-opening the government.
I don’t refer to him by his formal title because it falls short of describing what he really is: he’s a tyrant, a malevolent dictator.
No bill comes to the floor without his say-so. Even if every one of the other 99 senators wanted to vote on a particular bill, McConnell can prevent it. The only meaning majority has for him is that he has power over it.
And he’s using this power to single-handedly keep the government shut down.