Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been given a new nickname in light of his efforts to keep most of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump hidden from the public.
McConnell, who was dubbed “Moscow Mitch” last year for getting sanctions removed from a powerful Russian oligarch, is now being slammed as “Midnight Mitch.”
The new nickname is in reference to McConnell’s announcement Monday evening that both sides in the Senate impeachment trial would have 24 hours to present their cases, but that those 24 hours would only be over two days, meaning much of the trial will be late at night and therefore out of sight to the majority of the American public.
Twitter erupted with anger and disgust for McConnell’s attempt to hide the facts and benefit Trump:
Why McConnell wants a late-night trial:
In a recent Iowa poll, when Trump isn’t mentioned, 72% of voters (including 59% of Repubs) said it’s wrong for a presidential candidate to seek foreign help against a rival
The more voters learn, the worse it is for Trump. #MidnightMitch
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) January 21, 2020
.@senatemajldr this is NOT OK. The American people deserve to hear 1) witnesses & see 2) documents & to not have to hear the trial at MIDNIGHT. #MidnightMitch https://t.co/uYa89chLPJ
— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) January 21, 2020
Hey #MidnightMitch having a trial in the middle of the night and not allowing CSPAN cameras to cover it is a massive middle finger to every American, you corrupt bastard. @senatemajldr
— i read the transcripts, impeach him now (@Msaderhold) January 21, 2020
Well @senatemajldr you’ve got #MoscowMitch & #MidnightMitch to trend… Do you know how pathetic you sound and look with these rules.
You seem scared…
— Travis Bone (@TheRealTBone) January 21, 2020
We want a fair trial, #MidnightMitch. The rules just released are not going to give us that trial. What are you trying to cover up?
— Amy Soccermom (@amcmahon29) January 21, 2020
#MidnightMitch has already admitted he’s working hand-in-hand with Trump on the #impeachment trial & violating his oath to be impartial—but his proposed rules for the trial (holding the trial at 1am??) are yet more evidence that he’s helping the White House perpetrate a cover-up. https://t.co/L2TzAeUuuB
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) January 21, 2020
The general public of the United States of America should have the right to hear any and all evidence and see any and all documents to make an honest and fair decision regarding the continuance or the removal of our President.
— NE1ButtHim (@Ne1Him) January 21, 2020
Midnight Mitch is indeed a fitting nickname for Senator McConnell.
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