Report: McConnell says vote to certify Biden win will be ‘most consequential’ of his decades-long career

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a shocking confession Thursday about what he feels will be the “most consequential” vote of his career.

According to a report from Axios, McConnell said in a Thursday conference call that over more than three decades in the Senate, he feels his most important vote cast will come on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when Congress convenes in a joint session to certify Joe Biden’s win in the Electoral College.

“I’m finishing 36 years in the Senate and I’ve cast a lot of big votes,” a source on the call paraphrased McConnell as saying, according to Axios. The outlet’s report also cited “two other sources briefed on the private remarks.”

“In my view, just my view, this is will be the most consequential I have ever cast,” the Kentucky Republican reportedly said.

The pivotal day

McConnell is certainly right about one thing: No matter what happens on Wednesday, it will be consequential. Congress will either affirm the Electoral College’s 306–232 vote in favor of Democrat Joe Biden, or toss out some states’ electors and make way for a second term for President Donald Trump.

Dozens of House Republicans have already come forward to say they plan to contest the results on Wednesday, according to Breitbart, and one senator, Missouri’s Josh Hawley, has vowed to join them, despite the objections of many of his colleagues in the upper chamber.

McConnell, for his part, made clear long ago where he stands — and that’s with Joe Biden.

“Our country has, officially, a president-elect and a vice-president-elect,” McConnell said last month after all 50 states’ electors had cast their ballots, according to Fox News.

“I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” the majority leader added. “The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He’s devoted himself to public service for many years.”


McConnell had also urged other GOP senators not to object to Biden’s victory on Jan. 6, saying such a move “isn’t in the best interest of everybody,” according to The Hill.

The majority leader’s pacifism in the fight against election fraud has earned him the ire of President Trump, however, and on Christmas Eve, the commander-in-chief said he’d “never forget” it.

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