McConnell Complains ‘Moscow Mitch’ Moniker Is ‘Over The Top’

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) (R) listen af... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) (R) listen after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Senate GOPs held the weekly policy luncheon to discuss Republican agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn’t care for his new nickname.

During a radio interview Tuesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” McConnell said it was “unbelievable” for a “Cold Warrior like me” to be mocked as a Kremlin ally for repeatedly blocking both Democratic and bipartisan bills aimed at curbing Russian election interference.

“It’s an effort to smear me,” the Kentucky Republican told Hewitt. “You know, I can laugh about things like the Grim Reaper, but calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.”

McConnell also repeated his previous complaint that the moniker was “modern day McCarthyism.”

“This is what we’re up against with the hard left today in America,” he said.

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) referred to McConnell as such in August when she was ripping him for killing legislation from the House.

“Moscow Mitch says that he is the ‘grim reaper,'” Pelosi said during a Democratic event in Illinois. “Imagine describing yourself as the ‘grim reaper,’ that he’s going to bury all this legislation.”

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  1. Over the top? More like dead on balls accurate.

  2. Oh boy…that ‘nickname’ must have really HURT, Mitch. Why don’t you start doing your JOB and stop kowtowing to Donnie and Vlad and maybe people will stop teasing you? Just sayin’…

  3. Avatar for theod theod says:

    Remember when Moscow Mitch said that anything from Trump was “Over the top and indicative of the hard right’s awfulness”? Yeah, me neither. Fish will never discover water, either.

  4. What’s over the top is selling your country to Russia, and that is exactly what Moscow Mitch is doing.

  5. I got both a Moscow Mitch t-shirt and a coozy a couple of weeks ago at the state fair. The Democrats were selling them and KDP is going hard with this moniker. It’s probably one of the most devastating nicknames I’ve ever seen because it’s easy to remember and, let’s face it, it’s incredibly fitting. He knows it’s bad, he gets how awful this is for him, and that’s why this is like the fifth or sixth time he’s come out complaining about it. I don’t see how he escapes it or gets out from under it. His only hope is if McGrath wins the primary and he can run against her.

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