Franz von Papen, through dithering and denial. allowed Hitler to seize power in 1933. Von Papen did not foresee that norms would be no protection against a tyrant determined to seize all the levers of power. Does McConnell realize that if he lets the Senate recess, giving Trump the chance to appoint a new attorney general without Senate confirmation, he will have allowed Trump to shut down the rule of law? And that he, Mitch McConnell, in spite of mainstream media both-sidesism and what=aboutism, will not be remembered as anything but an enabler of dictatorship? I bet he does have an inkling of all this, but is still pretending to himself that he can somehow “drop Trump like a hot rock,” as he promised his Senate colleagues not too long ago. Good luck, Mitch. You will be remembered, one way or the other.
BTW if McConnell really wanted a “robust debate” on our healthcare system, he might try starting with public hearings, a Senate committee process, and “regular order” instead of the extreme secrecy (that Democrats have also used but never on an issue nearly this big). That is if Sen. McConnell actually cared about a robust debate.