The Republican party allowed him to do it. If at any point the party was displeased with Mitch’s actions, he could be replaced as speaker. He’s scum, yes, but he’s just the Mouth of Sauron. Defeating him isn’t enough. The entire party needs trounced. We need record voter turnout from now until we colonize Mars so that the alt right minority isn’t able to lead is down this road again.
We could have kept this far more manageable in this country, with consistent public awareness messages, and PPE production, and contact tracing. We could have all been well-informed. We needed competent leadership from people who cared what happens to all of us. All these months in, and the fact that this entire country is being steamrolled by a virus is not a priority to our current government.