Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a history of being called by a number of different nicknames. The most famous may be Cocaine Mitch, coined by West Virginia candidate, Don Blankenship, in reference to drugs being found on a cargo ship owned by Elaine Chao, McConnell. The Kentucky Senator has actually embraced that slam, even printing up campaign T-shirts featuring the nicknames.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarbrough believes that a new nickname is in order for McConnell. Due to the Leader’s lack on action on reports of Russian election interference, the Morning Joe host says he should now be called, “Moscow Mitch.”
Scarborough said on his show, “How can Moscow Mitch so willingly turn a blind eye not only this year to what his Republican chairman of the Intel committee is saying, to what Robert Mueller is saying what the FBI director is saying, to what the DNI (Director of National Intelligence) is saying, to what the CIA is saying, to what the United States military Intel community is saying.”
"He is aiding & abetting Putin’s ongoing attempts to subvert U.S. democracy, according to the Republican FBI, CIA, DNI…All Republicans are saying Russia is trying to subvert U.S. democracy & Moscow Mitch won’t even let the Senate take a vote on it. That is un-American.–@JoeNBC pic.twitter.com/vV1TekFgHF
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) July 26, 2019
The host continued his monologue on the majority leader by alleging that he is, “aiding and abetting Vladimir Putin’s ongoing attempts to subvert American democracy.” And he continued, “How can they Moscow Mitch keep denying that Vladimir Putin continues to try to subvert American democracy?”
During this weeks hearing, Robert Mueller continually warned about the specter of Russian Interference. These warnings have done little to sway the opinion of McConnell. Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Majority Leader blocked two different election security bills.