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Barcode30293101988405
StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No320.973 Shap
TitleThe betrayal : how Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans abandoned America / Ira Shapiro.
AuthorShapiro, Ira S., 1947- author.
CollectionNF
Total Circ1
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Checked OutClark County30293101988405320.973 Shap5/17/2022 Due on 7/29/2022Clark County

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International Standard Book Number 9781538163979 (cloth)
International Standard Book Number 1538163977 (cloth)
International Standard Book Number 9781538163986 (epub)
Personal Name Shapiro, Ira S., 1947- author.
Title Statement The betrayal : how Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans abandoned America / Ira Shapiro.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.
Physical Description xviii, 293 pages ;
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note The end of the last great senate -- McConnell's bitter harvest -- Handling Trump -- Saving Brett Kavanaugh -- To impeach or not to impeach -- The sham trial -- A politicized pandemic -- The Banana Republic confirmation -- The big lie -- Acquitting the insurrectionist -- Good faith, bad faith.
Summary, Etc. "In two previous highly regarded books on the U.S. Senate, Ira Shapiro chronicled the institution from its apogee in the 1970s through its decline in the decades since. Now, Shapiro turns his gaze to how the Senate responded to the challenges posed by the Trump administration and its prospects under President Biden. The Founding Fathers gave the US Senate many functions, but it had one fundamental responsibility—its raison d’etre: to provide the check against a dangerous president who threatened our democracy. Two hundred and thirty years later, when Donald Trump, a potential authoritarian, finally reached the White House, the Senate should have served as both America’s first and last lines of defense. Instead, we had the nightmare scenario: today’s Senate, reduced through a long period of decline to a hyper-partisan, gridlocked shadow of its former self, was unable to meet its fundamental responsibility. Shapiro documents the pivotal challenges facing the Senate during the Trump administration, arguing that the body’s failure to provide leadership represents the most catastrophic failure of government in American history. The last section covers the Senate’s performance during President Biden’s first year in office and looks forward to the 2022 Senate elections and beyond."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name McConnell, Mitch.
Subject-Corporate Name United States. Congress. Senate.
Subject-Corporate Name Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Government accountability United States.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government 2017-2021.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government 2021-

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