What Makes Mitch A Swamp Turtle?

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About Swamp Turtle

Mitch McConnell is the ultimate creature of the Washington Swamp. He spent his 36 years in power making sure the rules are stacked against us and corporate special interests are free to buy our elected officials with unlimited dark money. Mitch has sunk our Democracy, and it is time to send him swimming. It's time to drain the swamp he built.

Straight From the Swamp

The Courier-Journal

Mitch McConnell has close ties to the US Postal Service board chairman, who is under fire for cutting funding to the postal service during a pandemic

“The chairman of the embattled U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors, set to testify Monday before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill, is a Kentuckian and friend of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He’s likely to get tough questions from lawmakers about recent cost-cutting and operational changes to the agency.”

Open Secrets

COVID Lobbying: How former aides to Trump, congressional leaders lobbied their bosses amid the pandemic

Mitch McConnell is D.C. big money lobbyists’ favorite senator-for-sale. In fact, a lot of them used to be his staffers—but now he works for them. Corporations and trade groups know the best way to make sure their interests come first during the COVID-19 pandemic—149 of them have hired Mitch’s former aides as lobbyists to get what they want from the Senate in relief packages.

Open Secrets

59 Current Or Former McConnell Staffers Were Lobbyists Either Before Or After Working In His Office

The “revolving door” between McConnell’s former staffers and the lobbying industry allows lobbyists to use their connections to influence legislation to favor their special interest and corporate bosses.

Follow the Money

For 36 years, Mitch has taken care of his big-money Wall Street and special interest donors and left Kentuckians behind.