Is McConnell a Trojan Horse trying to throw the midterms to benefit his Chinese business interests? Seems like it.


The following editorial is written by a current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

WASHINGTON, DC- If you want to insert a lightning rod into the middle of the midterms, do what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell just did. Dipping his toes into the third rail of politics, McConnell suggested that national abortion legislation is possible if the Supreme Court follows through on its draft opinion and strikes down Roe v. Wade, the New York Post reports.

“It would depend on where the votes were,” McConnell told USA Today in an exclusive interview last Thursday.

Democrats are of course seizing on the draft ruling and the usual gaggle of unhinged radical leftists are out doing what they do best…causing riots and destroying things. Will abortion really become an issue in the midterms? Who knows?

Democrats claim that abortion is widely supported in the U.S., however support drops as the pregnancy goes further into the later trimesters. According to a AP-NORC poll reported in MarketWatch, 61% of Americans believe abortion should be legal in most or all cases in the first trimester, while 38% of Americans believe it should be illegal in most to all cases during the same time period.

However support drops significantly in the second trimester, when 34% of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases; conversely 65% of Americans believe abortion should be illegal in most to all cases.

Finally in the third trimester, support for abortion nosedives. The percentage of Americans who believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases drops to 21%; 79% believe abortion should be illegal in most to all cases toward the end of pregnancy. These statistics blow out of the water the fact that the American people overwhelmingly support abortion.

While abortion doesn’t figure to be a significant issue in the November midterms, with inflation busting people’s budgets, empty store shelves impacting everything from bread to baby formula, and mortgage rates on the climb, economic issues would seem to be at the forefront of voters’ concerns, along with violent crime and the situation in Ukraine.

That said, McConnell’s statement is either ignorantly stupid or stupidly ignorant. Why would the Senate Minority Leader give Democrats any red meat for the midterms?

Continuing his thoughts on Roe v. Wade, McConnell said, “If the leaked opinion became the final opinion, legislative bodies—not only at the state level but at the federal level—certainly could legislate in that area.” 

“And if this were the final decision, that was the point that it should be resolved one way or the other in the legislative process. So yeah, it’s possible,” McConnell continued.

What McConnell says runs completely contrary to points made by Republicans over the past 50 years—that Roe should never have been mandated at the federal level and that consistent with the Constitution was an issue that should be decided by legislation in individual states. So that must make one wonder…does McConnell actually want to take back the majority in November? It sure doesn’t seem like it.

Mitch McConnell has served in the United States Senate since 1985, or 37 years. At eighty-years-old, McConnell is actually older than the current bozo that occupies the Oval Office.

McConnell, who serves in the Senate with true conservatives like Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-KY) is what we call a typical RINO. When push comes to shove, you can always count on McConnell to drift to the left.

Oh, he won’t go all the way left, but unlike Democrats who go scorched Earth, McConnell is an appeaser.

Look no further than Biden’s infrastructure bill last year. McConnell joined a number of other RINOs such as Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and others who voted for the bill, giving Biden a crucial victory at the time. Moreover, the infrastructure bill included nothing for border security, which the last time we looked falls under infrastructure. That’s right, out of $1.2 trillion, not a cent for a border wall during the worst border crisis of our lifetimes.

Let’s face facts. McConnell has a lot of good reasons to throw the midterms for the Republicans and they all have dollar signs in front of them.

McConnell’s wife, former transportation secretary under President Trump Elaine Chao, is the daughter of shipping magnates James and Ruth Chao and the sister of Angela Chao. Angela was appointed to a non-executive position on the Bank of China’s board of directors in 2016.

As a result, McConnell, as with many members of Congress, has become a very wealthy man. Over the years 2007 and 2008, McConnell’s financial fortunes raised substantially following the death of Elaine Chao’s mother, leading McConnell’s federal financial disclosure to jump from $3 million to $33 million over that two year span, National File reported, citing a Forbes report.

Further, the New York Times noted McConnell’s reelection campaigns received over $1 million in contributions from Chao’s family.

Angela Chao also served as CEO of Foremost as of the National File report in December 2020. Foremost is the Chao family’s billion dollar maritime shipping empire. Although Foremost maintains offices in New York City, the company’s fleet of shipping vessels “sail under flags registered in Liberia and Hong Kong, and the company does the vast majority of its business in Asia.”

Despite a number of economic downturns during McConnell’s tenure in the Senate, Foremost has continued to thrive. The company’s fleet is estimated by shipping database VesselsValue at $1.2 billion, making it the most valuable fleet of dry bulk shipping operations based in the United States in 2019.

It should be noted that Foremost has received hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from the Chinese government. It should also be noted that James and Angela Chao, despite describing themselves as Americans, served on the board of China State Shipbuilding, which is owned by the Chinese government.

In their 2019 report, the New York Times noted that the Bank of China, where Angela Chao serves as non-executive director, is a top lender to China State Shipbuilding.

While Chao served at transportation, the agency budget “repeatedly called to cut programs intended to stabilize the financially troubled maritime industry in the United States, moving to cut new funding for federal grants to small commercial shipyards and federal loan guarantees to domestic shipbuilders” according to the Times.

That same report also said that even as the Chao family dedicated scholarship funds for Chinese programs that provide scholarships and ship simulators for Chinese sailors, Chao’s DOT repeatedly removed grant funding for programs dedicated to keeping American vessels in service and to buy ships used to train American seamen.

McConnell has denied any conflict of interest between his family’s ties to Foremost and the Bank of China, with Angela Chao pulling the race card, claiming the McConnell’s are only facing scrutiny due to anti-Chinese prejudice.

Last year, appearing on Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton, Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer told Hilton that McConnell’s “position on China has softened over the years,” arguing that this was due to a growing relationship between the Chinese government and the Chao family’s company, Breitbart News reported.

“Really, it goes to the fact that Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao, his wife, are financially tied to the Chinese government,” Schweizer said. “And it comes through the shipbuilding company that Elaine Chao’s family owns. That relationship was forged in December of 1993 when James Chao, Elaine Chao’s father, Elaine Chao, and the new son-in-law, Senator Mitch McConnell, visited Beijing, China at the invitation of the China state shipbuilding corporation. This was a coup to Beijing because Tiananmen Square had happened just four years earlier. Very few high officials went there.”

Schweizer noted that after that visit, was that the “Chinese government finances the construction of the ships for the shipbuilding company, they build the ships, they provide the crews for the ship, and they provide the cargo for the ship.”

Schweizer insinuated that because of the relationship between the Chinese government and the Chao’s business interests, the “Chinese government could pull the plug tomorrow on this business. And the reason they’re doing business with them, let’s make it clear, is because Mitch McConnell is a very powerful figure in Washington, D.C.”

He finally noted that McConnell’s softening position on China has come “the closer that this commercial relationship has become, and he’s a direct beneficiary of what this business does.”

So, to quote the soon to be late and not so great Jen Psaki, let’s “circle back” to the premise. Why would Mitch McConnell try to sabotage the Republicans chances at a mid-term majority, even if it cost him Senate Majority Leader?

Could it be because he knows that if Republicans get the majority back, they will hold hearings on a number of issues, including the Hunter Biden laptop, which contains disparaging information about the Biden crime family’s business ties to China?

Could it be that Republicans have promised to hold hearings on the beginnings of the Wuhan coronavirus? That would certainly embarrass the Chi-coms. Would McConnell want to risk the family fortune by Republicans “insulting” China? Inquiring minds want to know.

Schweizer has an answer:

“They are wedded to the Chinese. They don’t want to anger the Chinese because they could destroy their families financially.”

McConnell says the right things at election time and acts like a conservative Republican, however when push comes to shove, he’s nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing…or is that a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

In our mind, McConnell is nothing more than a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party. Because no conservative in their right mind would suggest, as McConnell did, a nationwide law banning abortion. Because if he were truly a constitutional conservative, he would know such a proposal runs counter to the intent and spirit of our founding document. McConnell is clearly putting his and his family’s financial well-being ahead of the country’s.

If the Republicans regain the majority in the Senate in November, the smart move would be to send Moscow (or is it Beijing) Mitch packing from his leader status. There are far-better candidates for that role, such as Cruz, Lee, Hawley or Cotton.

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