McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, criticized Democrats for proposing an end to the longstanding legislative filibuster in the Senate, advocating for additional seats on the Supreme Court that could be filled with Democrats, making the District of Columbia the 51st state, and ending the Electoral College, among other proposals.
McConnell said Democrats have attacked the judicial branch, pointing to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s comments in March to abortion supporters on the steps of the Supreme Court that threatened GOP-appointed justices “will pay the price” for their decisions.
Leader McConnell stated, “We cannot let radicals tear down their likenesses … or their legacies. We must preserve the gifts and the institutions we celebrate so our grandchildren and their grandchildren can celebrate them as well.”
The president had expressed, “This week, it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? … You really do have to ask yourself, ‘Where does it stop?'”
“Democratic radicalism will not only inspire the Trump base to come out in bigger numbers (you can already see that they are much more energized to vote than Biden voters), but it will dampen enthusiasm among more moderate Democrats and independent voters,” Republican strategist John Feehery told.
Fellow party strategist Brendan Steinhauser said, “[These radical leftists] are misguided, ignorant of history, and trying to impose a Jacobin tyranny on regular Americans who revere their history. I think these acts of vandalism, theft, and mob violence will only help candidates who vigorously oppose such radical acts, including President Trump.” With no end in sight.