MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch” four times in one minute.
Joe Scarborough Calls Mitch McConnell Moscow Mitch
After referring to him as Moscow Mitch once, Scarborough said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe:
Well, you know, we’re going to talk about that in a second, but Willie, the most shocking thing about this is Robert Mueller testified that not only did Russia try to interfere with the 2016 election, and not only did Donald Trump’s all of his intel community and Kirsten Nielson said Russia undermined American democracy in 2016. We remember back then the warnings came, but Moscow Mitch, that being Mitch Mcconnell of Moscow, Kentucky, actually blocked that and said he threatened the people that were going to try to get that information out to more Americans.
Now we have almost four years later the same warnings coming, coming not only from the independent counsel, with 60% of Republicans believe. We now have the Intel committee in the senate run by Republican Richard burr saying the Russians tried to infiltrate all 50 states in 2016 to undermine American democracy and undermine a free and fair election. And on this same day, Willie, Moscow Mitch blocks two bills that would actually protect us from a Russian invasion in this area.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 26, 2019
Joe Scarborough was correct on every single point that he made. Mitch McConnell did personally block election security legislation in the Senate this week. McConnell also blocked a joint US response to the Russian attacks during the 2016 election. McConnell was also paid off to the tune of a $200 million investment in Kentucky by a Russian oligarch for his loyalty to Putin.
Outside of Trump, Mitch McConnell is the single biggest Russia problem in the United States government. Getting rid of Trump won’t get rid of all the Russian attacks in the US. The only way to protect our democracy is to oust Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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