AT LAST…Coons Mentions Mitch McConnell’s name on Morning Joe

Filed in National by on January 10, 2019 6 Comments

As James Fallows has noted, the one legislator with the greatest control over ending the #Trumpshutdown is Mitch McConnell.

Chris Coons just appeared on Morning Joe and tiptoed up to that reality mentioning Mitch McConnell (in part to exculpate the majority leader for not negotiating). Coons initially attempted to leave McConnell out of the conversation highlighting the fact that Trump is unwilling to compromise and can’t come up with a “face-saving” exit.

Coons stated that the Democrats are trying to give Trump $1.3 billion for border security, but said that President would not take it. To his credit, Coons called the wall a “vanity project” a couple of times.

Under repeated questioning, Coons empathized with his GOP counterparts in the Senate and mentioned that Trump is a bad actor which makes it difficult to negotiate on his behalf.

“You can craft a comprise with Republicans only to have to have it blown up by the President. It is difficult for senators to negotiate on his behalf…That’s why Mitch McConnell is nowhere to be found in these negotiations.”

It wasn’t much, but it was a start. At least Chris Coons now recognizes that McConnell is not taking part in the process. But I still don’t understand the strategy of leaving McConnell off the hook.

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  1. donviti says:

    Chris Coons was on TV?

  2. Alby says:

    You have to give him a bonus point for owning his shiny baldness, something Uncle Joe was too vain to ever do.

  3. bamboozer says:

    Yep, he’s embraced the chrome dome look, a rare good for him from me.

  4. Jim C says:

    I saw Coons on the shot of President Chump arguing with the ABC reporter who was asking the pResident shouldn’t take steps to make sure government workers are being paid while the wall was being debated. He was standing, with a stupid look on his face, just to the left of the pResident. The man has not a clue.
    I just called the Coons DC office to ask what he was doing there. Apparently a lot of other people are calling too because this is the first time in twenty/thirty calls that I’ve ever got a recording saying “…they were busy helping other Delawareans, please leave a message or call back later”.
    I identified myself, then used profanity asking, “what the hell is Coons doing in the president’s office while the president is spouting crap about a wall?”

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