Max Rose was one of the Democrat’s true success stories during the mid-term elections of 2018. Rose, an Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient was able to capture back New York’s 11th District, defeating incumbent Dan Donovan by 6%. The district had swung hard to the right in 2016, with Trump defeating Clinton 54% to 44%.
One of the major causes for the Congressman is the funding of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. When discussing the top on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Rose pulled no punches on Mitch McConnell, referring to him as “sociopathic.”
Rose made a point of talking about bi-partisan efforts to aid American forgotten by Washington. He told the panel:
“Donald Trump runs on a series of platforms making our roads and bridges great again, draining the swamp. He proceeds to ignore all those proposals. Mitch McConnell continues to show an unbelievable sociopathic intransigence whenever it comes to legislation that we pass in the House and present to him in the Senate. And then you have the Democratic caucus that is always teetering on the edge of this type of back-and-forth Twitter drama. We have got to refocus our energies in a bipartisan and bicameral way on the bread and butter issues that the American people actually care about.”
McConnell had faced similar criticism from Jon Stewart, who appeared at a hearing to discuss the fund. Stewart said of the Senate Majority Leader, “But I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with compassionately by Senator McConnell. He has always held out until the very last minute and only then, under intense lobbying and public shaming has he even deigned to move on it.”
Watch a video of Rose’s segment below:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.