Politics

Call Mitch McConnell to Pressure Him into Removing Trump


Mitch McConnell sent a memo to his caucus saying that without unanimous consent from all 100 senators — is Josh Hawley or Ted Cruz going to object? Does the Pope shit in the woods or a bear wear a funny hat? — he won’t bring the Senate back into session, so impeachment will have to be put off until the Senate reconvenes 1:00 PM on 20 January AFTER Trump’s term ends and one hour into #BidenHarris when he is no longer majority leader but Schumer is (once Harris is VP, it shifts to Schumer).

It’s a nice procedural trick that diffuses responsibility for the Senate failing to remove a clear and present danger to the country. We can’t let him get away with it. We have to let him know that we know what he’s thinking:

McConnell assumes that we will forget this by 2022 and through his continued obstruction of #BidenHarris, he will regain the Senate and be majority leader again. It is just as cynical and callous as Hawley and Cruz trying to become the drover of MAGA Nation by objecting to the Electoral College vote AFTER the Congress was assaulted and HEARD the protesters chanting Hang Mike Pence! They knew Trump had sent his mob to attack Congress and menace Pence — I’m convinced Trump had no idea of the plans of small groups of the protesters to assassinate Pence and others, but that is another blog post.

McConnell is betting on the continued effectiveness of blunting the emotional response to the insurrection limiting the response in 2022. It’s the same game plan they use after every mass shooting to defer gun reform legislation. It works because we allow it to work.

While we cannot threaten McConnell’s reelection because (a) he probably won’t run for another term and (b) the people of Kentucky allegedly returned him to the Senate in 2020, we can let him know that given that the GOP is defending 20 of the 34 seats up during that election, we will work like hell — like we did in Georgia, Arizona, and Colorado — to flip seats in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida, and hold Warnock’s seat in Georgia and Kelly’s seat in Arizona. He needs to know that after Trump’s insurrection on 6 January, the world is born a new and the old tactics just won’t work.

His best path forward lies in limiting the damage that Trump can do. If he does nothing, and Trump’s insurrectionists reappear on 17 and 20 January to cause more death, destruction, and mayhem, then he may as well resign.

The Scripts

Calling or Writing

Use this script when calling or writing Mitch McConnell. Adapt it as you see fit, but be POLITE!

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling today to let Senator McConnell know that he needs to bring the Senate back into session to vote on Impeachment as soon as possible. Donald Trump poses a clear and present danger to the country as evidenced by his incitement of a seditious riot that threatened the lives of Vice President Pence, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate President pro tempore Grassley. His cynical ploy to delay the vote in the hopes that we will forget how he has once again place his personal political ambitions over the needs of the country will not work.

Just as we worked to overturn the Senate seats in Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia to take back the Senate in 2020, we will work to take the seats in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in 2022. The same energy and dedication he saw in 2020, will be redoubled in 2022 fueled by his refusal to end the threat that Donal Trump poses to the country.

Thank you for your time and attention.

IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.

The Starter Tweet

Bring the Senate back into session to vote on removing Trump from office. After 6 January, Trump is a clear and present danger to the US and must be removed. After the House impeaches, the Senate must remove him.

Tips for Calling

When you call McConnell’s office, please remember the following:

  • Be polite! No matter what McConnell’s position is. No matter how inflamed you are about the danger Trump presents — and you should be very concerned — be polite.
  • Remember that the people you are talking to are people! So, be nice.
  • Call during business hours of the area code the office you contact. Typically, that is 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Have a script or notes to follow so you don’t forget anything.
  • Maybe call with friends. You know like a party.

In Addition to Calling

I’ve heard back from readers that McConnell’s voice mail boxes are always full! It’s as if he doesn’t want to hear from us. Here are some other ways to contact McConnell:

  • Send a postcard to his office. Nothing says I care like kicking it old school and using snail mail.
  • Email his office. Lay out your concerns in a brief email and send it in. We all know how easy it is to email. Make sure you include the issue you are addressing in the subject line.
  • Use the contact page on his website. This is the surest way of getting a message to him.
  • Contact him using social media. It’s hard to break through all the noise on social media, but it can’t hurt to try given all the time we all spend using it. Be sure to tag McConnell when social mediaing about about a specific issue. Be clear and respectful, though.

McConnell’s Contact Information

  • WASHINGTON OFFICE
    • ADDRESS: 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
    • PHONE NUMBER: (202) 224-2541
  • LOUISVILLE OFFICE
    • ADDRESS: 601 W. Broadway Room 630 Louisville, KY 40202
    • Phone NUMBER: (502) 582-6304
  • LEXINGTON
    • ADDRESS: 771 Corporate Drive Suite 108 Lexington, KY 40503
    • Phone NUMBER: (859) 224-8286
  • FORT WRIGHT
    • ADDRESS: 1885 Dixie Highway Suite 345 Fort Wright, KY 41011
    • Phone NUMBER: (859) 578-0188
  • LONDON
    • ADDRESS: 300 S. Main Street Suite 310 London, KY 40741
    • Phone NUMBER: (606) 864-2026
  • BOWLING GREEN
    • ADDRESS: Federal Building 241 E. Main Street, Rm. 102 Bowling Green, KY 42101
    • Phone NUMBER: (270) 781-1673
  • PADUCAH
    • ADDRESS: 100 Fountain Avenue Suite 300 Paducah, KY 42001
    • Phone NUMBER: (270) 442-4554
  • Contact: McConnell’s Contact Page

Contact and other Informational Links

Find out how to contact your MoC using these links!

  • Common Cause will give you the names, party affiliation, direct phone number, website link, and social media platforms of all of your federal, state, and local elected officials.
  • USA.gov is the official guide to information and services of the US government. This page explains clearly how to contact everyone from the Ol’ Pussy Grabber to your representative to specific government agencies. Through it you can find the following information about your MoC’s:
    • Their phone numbers: DC and state offices
    • Their mailing addresses both in DC and their state offices
    • Official website with their contact page including email, request a meeting, town hall schedules, and social media
    • And, the committees they sit on
  • GovTrack is a comprehensive site of federal and state legislation.
  • 5 Calls: Sign-up for 5 Calls because they help you contact your member of Congress and keep you abreast of on going issues that are important to you! Now, that is a good deal.
  • Indivisible publishes guides to effectively lobby Congress about issues important to liberals. There are affiliated groups near you, they have ongoing campaigns, events in your neighborhood, and a downloadable handy-dandy booklet!
  • The Capital Hill Switch Board: (202) 224-3121.
  • MassacreMitch and #MoscowMitch: His DC office, (202) 224-2541.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Her DC office, (202) 225-4965; her California office, (415) 556-4862
  • The Ol’ Pussy Grabber: The WH switchboard, (202) 456-1414 or the comments line at (202) 456-1111 during business hours

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10 replies »

  1. I don’t recall a time in Mitch’s reign as GOP Leader in the Senate when he had to pick among so many, for him, bad options. So, he’s trying to just hunker down and run out the clock. Part of his reason for keeping the Senate out of session until the 20th may well be because of the threats for the 17th and Inauguration day. But, that won’t protect him or the senators. From here on out, the litmus test for the MAGAs and insurrectionists is not active support of Trump, but failure to cheer them on. To be even silent on the subject is to be their enemy. It is a case of “With us all the way, or against us.”

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    • Howdy Bob!

      The footage of MAGA harassing Lindsey Graham at the airport was proof positive of how so many have soiled themselves. Mitch knows the effects that time has on passions and feelings. He knows that by 2022 the insurrection will be far behind him and replaced by other issues. If he can downplay impeachment now, it will just be that much more easily forgotten. By putting the Senate’s process off until after Inauguration Day, he puts it on Schumer to do something awkward: convicting Trump after he has left office making it much easier to paint it as political retribution and not deserved.

      Huzzah!
      Jack

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      • Howdy Bob!

        I think that impeaching and removing Trump will be popular among about 55% of the population who disapproves of Trump’s job performance. I’m just hoping that Trump keeps us stirred up enough that we can hold on to the House and Senate in 2022. It’s a long shot. Those off-year elections can be hard on the party holding in the WH.

        Huzzah!
        Jack

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      • As for Trump continuing to stir things up, even if it is from jail, by any means available is pretty much a given. It is who he is. Biden’s and the Democrats best bet to at least hold the seats they have now in 2022 is getting more immediate help ($) out to real people and enough vaccine into enough arms fast enough to be well into recovery mode by the end of this year.

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      • Howdy Bob!

        The Dems can’t make the same mistake that they made with the ACA, though, which is fail to help people understand where the benefits they’re getting are coming from and why. Hopefully, by 2022 we’ll all be vaccinated and the pandemic will be behind us — god willing. Fortunately, we’ve had such a traumatic year and the insurrection riot was such a traumatic event, that the memories of them will last a long time. In fact, the insurrection riot should be something of a flashbulb memory for all of us. With luck and skill, the 2022 election will be like the 2018 election and it won’t take much to remind people of the travesties visited on us by Trump and his enablers in Congress and make the election a referendum on Trumpism.

        I don’t know if Dem strategists are thinking of it like this already or not, but you know that Repub strategists are, and the GOP is already working on ways to blunt the effect of our dissatisfaction with Trump’s last days in office. He’s about 13 points underwater on his approval rating on FiveThirtyEight. That’s the largest its been in a long time.

        Huzzah!
        Jack

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      • The current MAGA rage at the GOP leadership and the insufficiently loyal legislative rank and file will have an effect in 2022. If the party doesn’t clearly dissociate from Trumpism and even kick some people out of the party, and just lose the Trump base, the GOP primaries in 2022 are going to be ugly to the max, which may turn off many of the infrequent voters.

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