Mitch McConnell And Elaine Chao Made Money Off Of Miner Deaths. Don't Forget It!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao are a power couple of general shadiness and possible criminality. Lots of people know that Mitch McConnell provided cover for Russian interference in 2016. He also appears to be trying to do it again this time. Let's combine that with Elaine Chao's monster of corruption allegations. The most recent ones include personal enrichment, political kickbacks to her husband, and tons of profitable ties to the Chinese government. These ties to China go back a long way.
Democrats are beginning to investigate Elaine Chao's activities as Secretary of Transportation. That's a good start but you want to hold both her and her husband accountable. The only way to do that is through public pressure. That worked a little bit during healthcare issues, since 13 million people losing coverage is a big deal, but it's not enough. They didn't really resist or fight back against the protester. Maybe it was guilt or they knew no one would support them.
If you want to increase maximum pressure look into Chao's tenure as Labor Secretary. A pattern emerged of campaign donations to Mitch McConnell, along with personal enrichment of Elaine Chao when she didn't hold public office. Those businesses and individuals who gave money to the couple saw their labor issues go away. The coal mining industry benefited immensely with safety and environmental regulations relaxed and not enforced. One coal mining company who was a Republican donor and who's executives went to work under Chao in the labor department received a wrist slap for coal sludge spill bigger than Exxon Valdez. The biggest issue is the cutbacks in mining safety and the increase in coal miner deaths. Mining deaths climbed up 41% in one year from 2005 to 2006. The corruption and the killing of coal miners are the big takeaways here.
To win at the ballot box Democrats should start the #MitchKillsCoalMiners. Make them drag down other Republican candidates and attack anyone who got money from their donor network. They, like Trump, should be albatrosses on the necks of other Republicans. Make every Republican Senator answer the question of "Why is Mitch McConnell still your Senate leader?" Above all use that campaign tactic in Kentucky. Hit him again and again repeat it nonstop. Dead coal miners and how Mitch and his wife made so much money and all the Republicans are on board. If you play word association everyone should hear their names and think killed off some coal miners to make a quick buck. Voters react to that especially in traditional Republican strongholds like coal mining towns. Don't believe us, focus group it! Investigate the hell out of Chao's Labor Department tenure in Congress. Focus on mine safety. The hearings will be as juicy as some of the Trump ones. They have no good defense to these attacks. They're on their last legs. Mitch McConnell is weak. If Democrats pounce he has no chance... unless the Russians hack some voting machines lol.