Fancy Farm picnic attendees in Kentucky greeted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with cries of “lost the senate,” “ditch Mitch,” and “retire.” As the senator spoke for five minutes, the audience booed and chanted.
McConnell has been the target of calls for retirement since he froze at a news conference for many minutes and had to be led out by worried aides.
During his extended silence, Republican senators Joni Ernst (Iowa), Steve Daines (Montana), Jon Thune (South Dakota), Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia), and John Barrasso (Wyoming) expressed worry.
A McConnell staff member admitted afterward that the senator had experienced some dizziness. Once the 81-year-old returned to the platform, McConnell assured reporters that he was OK when they inquired about his health and whether or not he intended to consult a doctor.
McConnell indicated as much in an interview this week, saying that he had no interest in continuing the impeachment cycle that Democrats initiated just over two years earlier when they impeached ex-President Trump on bogus accusations.
According to McConnell, there were two impeachments two years ago. If they continue down this road, the other side will likely follow suit.
For his suspected participation in his son Hunter’s pay-to-play operations with foreign governments, Republicans have been increasing demands to impeach President Joe Biden. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the speaker of the House of Representatives, has indicated he would be inclined to initiate impeachment procedures.
A report shows McCarthy has said that he believes there is sufficient evidence to warrant the Biden family’s coming forward to demonstrate that there was no pay-to-play.
McCarthy went on to say that impeachment gives Congress the ability to acquire the material if someone fights against handing it to them and that this includes Republicans and Democrats on their committee.
In June, at a press conference at the White House, the President was asked whether he would be willing to release his bank statements. He denied knowing anything about a July 30, 2017, WhatsApp message in which Hunter told a CCP-linked businessman that he was “sitting here with my father” and threatened vengeance if a payment demand wasn’t completed.
Reports show that $5 million was sent into Biden-affiliated bank accounts a few days later.