Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delivered a scathing statement on the Senate floor Tuesday, slamming Democrats for engaging in “unhinged partisanship” to the point that “Putin and his agents need only stand on the sidelines and watch as their job is done for them."
McConnell, while addressing the ongoing uproar over U.S. Attorney General William Barr and his testimony regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, said that Democrats were "hoping for a national crisis."
"This investigation went on for two years. It’s finally over,” he said. “Many Americans were waiting to see how their elected officials would respond. With an exhaustive investigation complete, would the country finally unify to confront the real challenges before us? Would we finally be able to move on from partisan paralysis and breathless conspiracy theorizing? Or would we remain consumed by unhinged partisanship, and keep dividing ourselves to the point that Putin and his agents need only stand on the sidelines and watch as their job is done for them?”
“Regrettably, I think the answer is obvious,” said McConnell.
He went on to say that instead of moving on and addressing pertinent issues facing Americans today, “what we’ve seen is a meltdown.”
"They seemed to be hoping for a national crisis for the sake of their own politics," said the Senate Majority Leader.
“Two years of exhaustive investigation and nothing to establish the fanciful conspiracy theory that Democratic politicians and TV talking heads had treated as a foregone conclusion,” said McConnell. “They told everyone there’d been a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign, yet on this central question, the Special Counsel’s findings is clear:
Watch his remarks below.