‘F*ck Mitch’ Plastered On Mitch McConnell’s “Old Kentucky Home”
The home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was vandalized on Friday night by residents expressing their outrage over McConnell’s refusal to allow a Senate vote on $2,000 direct economic stimulus payments to struggling Americans.
Police have not yet unidentified the individual (or individuals) who sketched various messages on McConnell’s Louisville house.
“Weres [sic] my money,” “f*ck Mitch,” and “Mitch kills the poor,” read the graffiti, which emblazoned in red and white spray paint on McConnell’s front door, front window, and porch.
Watch below, courtesy of WDRB News:
On Saturday morning, the visibly aging legislative head of the Senate Republican caucus responded to the victimless stunt, which he dubbed a “radical tantrum” out of a “toxic playbook.”
He claimed to be a champion of free speech and a warrior for democracy.
McConnell said in a statement that he has “spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest. I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not.”
But, he continued, “this is different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society. My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook.”
He should probably glance back at his career for that last one. After 36 years in the Senate, McConnell has perfected the “toxic playbook” glossary.
“We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum,” the keenly un-self-aware Republican added.
Given that McConnell loses no sleep while he proudly forces his constituents to starve, public sympathy is most likely not as abundant as he would like to believe.