To that end: On Monday in the Bluegrass State, the Republican-controlled state legislature voted into law a proposal that drastically limits the power of the state’s governor to fill vacancies that might arise in the US Senate.
It is lost on exactly no one that the current governor of the Commonwealth — Andy Beshear — is a Democrat. And that McConnell himself endorsed the measure.
After the Kentucky legislature initially passed the measure earlier this month, Beshear issued a veto — insisting that it violated the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which details how Senate vacancies should be filled.
Interestingly, McConnell’s public support to change how Kentucky fills Senate vacancies led to speculation that, at 79 years old, McConnell might be considering the possibility of leaving the world’s greatest deliberative body before his term ends at the end of 2026.
In politics — at least in Kentucky — lots of elected officials say and do a bunch of things and, at the end, Mitch McConnell wins.