If someone were to ask me to name who I think is the number one villain with power in America today, it would be a difficult choice.
The usual scoundrels would include Donald Trump, Clarence Thomas, Rupert Murdoch, Tucker Carlson, Ted Cruz, Ron DeSantis, and others, but I think I would have to go with Mitch McConnell as my pick.
First and foremost, he denied Barack Obama the opportiunity to seat a justice on the Supreme Court after Antonin Scalia died in 2016, with the excuse that it was an election year and that he thought the new president ought to appoint the next judge, hedging his bets that Trump would beat Hillary Clinton.
THIS WAS 8 MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION! Well, we know how that turned out.
Then in one of the most breathtaking examples of hypocracy in political history, McConnell rammed through Trump's third nomination to the high court, Amy Coney Barrett, just ONE WEEK BEFORE THE ELECTION, cementing a conservative bench for years to come.
But these actions pale in comparison to McConnell's aquiescence to Donald Trump by not pushing for a conviction in Trump's 2nd impeachment trial.
Had he successfully done so, Trump would have been ineligible to run for office ever again.
But instead, our Democracy is now in peril....