Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made it clear with a fit that he does not like his nickname of Moscow Mitch.
Transcript via The Hugh Hewitt Show:
HH: Senator, let me begin by talking to you about nicknames. I played the Cocaine song, because Cocaine Mitch is a popular hashtag among people like me. Grim Reaper is as well. But Moscow Mitch is McCarthyism. That’s absolutely despicable. What do you think of the last one?
MM: Yeah, I mean, it’s modern day McCarthyism. Unbelievable for a Cold Warrior like me who spent a career standing up to the Russians to be given a moniker like that. It’s an effort to smear me. You know, I can laugh about things like the Grim Reaper, but calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.
HH: It is simply an assertion that you’re doing the bidding of Moscow, which is, of course, pure McCarthyism. I thought we were past that in this country. I really did, and especially if you’ve overseen the biggest Defense spending hikes out of the Congress in a decade.
MM: Yeah, no question about it. And going back even to the breakup of the Soviet Union, I was one of those leading the charge for expanding NATO up to the Russian border over and over again over the years. So they’ll say anything and do anything. This is what we’re up against with the hard left today in America.
Mitch McConnell could lose the nickname quickly if he would bring the election security bills that would protect the nation’s elections from future Russian attacks to the Senate floor for a vote. McConnell personally has been blocking the legislation that passed the House from being voted on in the Senate. If the Majority Leader is such a vehement anti-Russian warrior, why is he blocking legislation that would keep Putin out of US elections?
Democrats have finally found a way to get to McConnell, now the next step is getting him out of the Senate.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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