Not so long ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was dubbed “Moscow Mitch,” a derogatory nickname that he reportedly hated and found offensive even after he repeatedly defended Russia and led the charge to lift sanctions on the Kremlin and companies allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
So it’s safe to assume that McConnell is going to be upset by his new moniker, which comes courtesy of the New York Daily News: Spineless McWorm.
HuffPost notes that the Kentucky Republican is again under fire, this time for helping to kill the creation of a bipartisan commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol:
“The newspaper depicted McConnell as a worm after Senate Republicans on Friday blocked bipartisan legislation to set up an independent commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Weeks after he left office, former President Donald Trump was impeached for inciting the violence.”
Howdy, rich neighbor
Homeless shelter OK’d along Billionaires’ Row https://t.co/JfxwzZRyFa
Mitch & his GOP cowards KO riot probe https://t.co/aJBdpqZS3l pic.twitter.com/MAx6Pm7k59
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 29, 2021
A week ago, the Daily News also took aim at McConnell with this cover:
Trump’s Li’l Mitch
Lapdog pol protects Don from riot probe https://t.co/Fsw7qeY3RP
Yanks star no-hits Rangers https://t.co/gkeNtYxQDs pic.twitter.com/VMSxas6Cvr
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 20, 2021
Others on social media then joined the party and trashed McConnell in grand fashion:
Once again we are witnesses of the power of all the dirt Trump has on Mitch McConnell. Clearly this man has a lot to hide and he gets handled like a puppet. Open a committee to investigate HIM!
— Claudia🌟 (@claudiacm0s) May 29, 2021
— Kath (@CurKath) May 29, 2021
This man has more guilt that anyone for opposing any good sound proposal for advancing the American people.He should be sent packing with a flea in his ear.
— Mugwumps (@JillFuhaid) May 29, 2021
#SpinelessWorm #MitchMcConnell https://t.co/DHq4bA1Osk
— Jeanne 🔥 n 🧊 👩🏻🦰 (@Chill004Jeanne) May 29, 2021
Unfortunately it’s just not @LeaderMcConnell, aka Moscow Mitch. It’s the Republican Party in general. They’re a disease and may take a generation to clean house.
— BillyJo (@JoBreizner2) May 29, 2021
At least the Republicans have formally taken ownership of the Jan. 6 insurrection and ALL violence that is to come.
— Mister E. (@SeattleM) May 29, 2021
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