Sen. Mitch McConnell has embraced such nicknames as Darth Vader, the Grim Reaper, and even “Cocaine Mitch,” going as far as selling t-shirt of that one. But after 34 years on the hill, McConnell can’t stand,
The name took off on social media after Joe Scarborough‘s Morning Joe slam last week. As we reported, the Senate majority leader blocked two bills that would boost election security and increase restrictions for the midterms. And he’s always denied the Trump-Russia scandal and minimized the special counsel’s investigation, so the nickname took off.
On the Senate floor yesterday, McConnell spoke out against those accused him of promoting Russian interests, comparing his treatment to
And he said he wouldn’t be bullied into supporting the anti-interference bills,
“Over the last several days I was called unpatriotic, un-American, and essentially treasonous by a couple of left-wing pundits on the basis of bold-faced lies. I was accused of aiding and abetting the very man I’ve singled out as an adversary and opposed for nearly 20 years, Vladimir Putin.”
But the nickname appears to be growing. Trending on Twitter;
Trump came to his defense Tuesday, speaking to reporters of himself in the third person,
“Mitch McConnell is a man that knows less about Russia and Russian influence than even Donald Trump. And I know nothing.”
Hey, that last part is true! Trump DOESN’T know shit!