Pelosi Just Dropped The Hammer On ‘Moscow Mitch’
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday, referring him to “Moscow Mitch.”
Pelosi, clearly frustrated with McConnell’s decision to block House Democrats’ legislation, called out the Republican during he Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association in Springfield, Ill., as she discussed House Democrats’ overall agenda.
“We all want to invest in building our democracy and saving it from any enemies, foreign and domestic,” Pelosi said.
“We’ve sent our legislation to the Senate. Moscow Mitch says that he is the Grim Reaper. Imagine describing yourself as the Grim Reaper, that he’s going to bury all this legislation,” Pelosi said. “Well, we have news for him. All this legislation is alive and well in the general public.”
Pelosi’s reference to McConnell as “Moscow Mitch” comes after he took to the Senate floor late last month to compare the attacks against him for blocking two election security bills to “modern-day McCarthyism.”
“I was called unpatriotic, un-American and essentially treasonous by a couple of left-wing pundits on the basis of bold-faced lies. I was accused of aiding and abetting the very man I’ve singled out as an adversary and opposed for nearly 20 years, Vladimir Putin,” McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.
“We’ve been waiting since February. And now public sentiment must weigh in to save lives, to pass our bill and to look at high-capacity magazines that should be eliminated as well,” Pelosi continued.