Impeach Mitch McConnell Petition Signed By 53K, But Trump, Russia Are Not Primary Concerns

Ten months ago, a petition was started to impeach Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, but the rate of signatures has rapidly gained speed since he was accused of being involved with the Donald Trump election scandal that allegedly involves Russia.

Interestingly, this petition to impeach Mitch McConnell has gained almost 43,000 signatures in just a few days, but the main purpose of the petition is not related to his recent alleged involvement in the Russia and Trump election scandal. In fact, Trump or Russia are not mentioned once in the large number of updates from the creator of the petition to impeach Mitch McConnell.

Also interesting is that Mitch McConnell has been asked to step down not only by liberals, but by elected officials in the Republican Party as well.

In the introduction to the petition to impeach Mitch McConnell that was written at an unknown date, they stated their intentions for the petition include wanting an impeachment trial.

The charges the petitioners want filed against Mitch McConnell in an impeachment trial include “dereliction of his constitutional duty for refusing to appoint a Supreme Court Judge replacement as required by our Constitution” and “obstruction of the high office of the President of the United States.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks about Trump on the second day of the Republican National Convention.

The petition to impeach Mitch McConnell began in February on with the simple urge that Kentucky voters should “Ditch Mitch.” This slogan has become popular in the state of Kentucky because many feel his reign as senator has been problematic.

For example, the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, published an opinion piece that referred to Mitch McConnell as a “political turkey” on November 25. In particular, the opinion piece written by a Kentucky voter about their senator, Mitch McConnell, was centered on his fake “war on coal” and stated the following.

“There was no war on coal, and while the Obama administration didn’t help the coal industry, the industry’s problems were much deeper than that, especially in Eastern Kentucky where the coal is so costly to extract.”

Adding to this, some of his fellow Republicans think it is also time for Mitch McConnell to go. A good example is Ted Cruz calling Mitch McConnell a liar in July 2015, according to CNN, after Mitch told him Ex-Im Bank (Export-Import Bank) was a sure deal, and then balked when it came time to vote on the bank.

In September 2015, Politicus USA published a long list of referenced examples of elected Republicans across America that want to purge the GOP — and Mitch McConnell was on the top of some lists.

In February, when the impeach Mitch McConnell petition began, the issue voters in the state of Kentucky signed up for related to McConnell using “obstructionist” tactics to block a replacement for the recently departed Justice Antonin Scalia, according to TheDaily Beast.

Around mid-November, when the number of signatures for the Mitch McConnell impeachment petition grew to 10,000, the issues they were petitioning still centered on the fact that a new Supreme Court judge was still needed — nine months after Judge Scalia passed away.

Mitch McConnell is not always popular with Republicans

During early November, many of the headlines that included Mitch McConnell were centered around the fact that he joked around about “obstructing” President Obama where the Supreme Court nomination procedure was concerned.

Perhaps the most damaging statement Mitch McConnell made where it concerns impeachment was paraphrased by Politicus USA in the following.

“Recently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency he will change the requirements to approve a Supreme Court nominee and give the National Rifle Association (NRA) final approval authority to confirm a nominee.”

However, the petition to impeach Mitch McConnell started gaining more attention and signatures around December 11. It was also on December 11 that Mitch McConnell was caught up in the scandal about Russia, the elections, and Trump.

Between December 11 and December 14, the petition to impeach Mitch McConnell gained about 43,000 signatures — and this seems to imply Kentuckians want to Ditch Mitch because they are reacting to his involvement with the Russia, Trump, and elections scandal.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Mitch McConnell potentially aiding the Russians or Trump in negatively influencing the elections against Hillary Clinton is still being investigated, and no formal charges have been filed against Mitch McConnell.

On December 12, according to Reuters, Mitch McConnell fully rebuked any involvement in nefarious actions where it concerns Trump, Russia, and the elections. Nevertheless, this same time period is when the petition to impeach Mitch McConnell started gaining the most signatures.

While Mitch McConnell has not said he will resign and any primary steps toward his official impeachment trials have not begun, there is a good chance that he will retire in the near future. Mitch McConnell’s next birthday is February 20, and he will be 74 years old. Mitch McConnell will be up for re-election in 2020.

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