Mitch McConnell Buried With ‘Moscow-Mitch’ Chants During Speech At Political Picnic
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) couldn’t escape his new nickname as protesters interrupted his speech at a political picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. on Saturday with chants of “Moscow Mitch.”
Those in the crowd also had T-shirts and signs featuring the “Moscow Mitch” slogan, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The nickname, which was popularized last month after McConnell blocked another set of election security bills, has followed McConnell recently after a Washington Post columnist called the senator a “Russian asset” and “Moscow Mitch” trended on Twitter.
McConnell used the speech to tout his work in the Senate during President Trump’s tenure, particularly his track record of confirming conservative Supreme Court Justices, according to the Courier-Journal.
He also bragged about blocking President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016.