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In an act of shameless chutzpah decried as "a stunning act of political cynicism," bag of slime Mitch McConnell gave a floridly hypocritical speech on the Senate floor Tuesday in which he blasted Democrats' "unhinged partisanship" - aka their insistence on doing their job of Congressional oversight - bizarrely blamed Obama for not stopping Russian meddling even as he magically forgot he himself blocked Obama's efforts to do so, ridiculed the "outrage industrial complex" inexplicably aimed at dethroning "the American people's choice," and preemptively declared of a Mueller report that found and documented multiple crimes, "case closed." Many Democrats and other cognizant beings responded essentially with, say what? "I have just listened to (an) astounding bit of whitewashing," said Chuck Schumer, citing a timely historic precedent. "It's sort of like Richard Nixon saying let's move on at the height of the investigation of his wrongdoing. Of course (McConnell) wants to move on. He wants to cover up."
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A fiery Elizabeth Warren went way further. Starting with McConnell's "case closed" claim and snapping that "wishing won't make it so," she went on to blast the multiple lies and obfuscations. Citing the opinions of what are now over 600 federal prosecutors, she listed a few of the crimes uncovered by Mueller - later reading the rest of the report into the public record - and called out Trump for the lying perp he is. "There is no political inconvenience exception to the United States Constitution," she said. "If any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they'd be arrested and put in jail." She laid out the vital, timeless concept of separation of powers now under attack. She noted she and McConnell and every other person in Congress took the same oath: "We took an oath not to try to protect Donald Trump - we took an oath to protect the Constitution." And she said what must come next: "The way we do that is we begin impeachment proceedings now against this president." Leadership, thy name is Elizabeth.