Moscow Mitch says calling him Moscow Mitch is ‘over the top’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell really doesn’t like being called Moscow Mitch, telling conservative mouthpiece Hugh Hewitt on his radio show, “Calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.” His feelings continue to be hurt.

There’s a simple solution to that problem for him: put election protection legislation on the floor of the Senate and allow an up-or-down vote for it. That would shut his critics up about that one, anyway. That’s entirely in his hands, as is all legislation that the Senate considers. He has tremendous power as gatekeeper to the Senate—power over life and death, which also came up in the interview.

Talking about the House-passed legislation to expand background checks on gun purchases, McConnell passed the buck to the White House. “The administration is in the process of studying what they’re prepared to support, if anything, and I expect to get an answer to that next week.” That’s his out. “If the president is in favor of a number of things he has discussed openly and publicly and I know we will pass it and it’ll become law, I’ll put it on the floor.” Meanwhile, the White House is saying Trump can only support what will pass the Senate, which is entirely up to McConnell.

Continuing to flog his total abdication of responsibility, McConnell continued, “I said a few weeks ago that if the president took a position on a bill so that we knew we would actually be making a law and not just having serial votes, I would be happy to put it on the floor.” In other words, this most recent gun massacre is not different than any other time masses of people have been slaughtered, and it’s going to keep on happening while McConnell watches.

Just to round out his total lack of patriotism and his extreme partisanship, McConnell told Hewitt that he would “absolutely” fill a Supreme Court vacancy should one occur next year. “We’re not going to leave a single vacancy behind by the end of next year,” he said. “[Democrats] can whine about this all day long but under the Constitution there is co-responsibility for appointment. The President makes the nomination and the Senate confirms.” He left out the part where that only happens on his watch when the president is a Republican.

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Johnnie Dorman
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Johnnie Dorman

Moscow Mitch calling himself an American is what would be “over the top.”

Dee
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Moscow Mitch is less American than stalin and the axis

James Simcoe
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James Simcoe

And then there’s the untold millions of Russian (laundered?) Dark Money funding for conservative candidates that may well be the leverage over the likes of barking seal Lindsey #gulagGraham and others…Rand Paul, of course.

Dee
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Riekvik rand

Allan
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Allan

Massacre Mitch is far more fitting

Dee
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Nah Moscow is good considering what Putin really likes to do for fun, amazing since I thought my sense beauty regimen is torture

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

This idiot isn’t supposed to put up bills Trump will agree with. I pray everyday, both Trump and McConnell will get everything they deserve. And there’s not enough room to list everything they deserve. But I hope it’s pure hell.

Dee
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We can vote them out but we need to make an example so this is never tried again, like crusifiction or cutting off a thief’s hands, I say redistribute thier wealth to the American people do the same for big oil, big pharma ( considering they’re offering knockoff products at hiked rates making any doctors credibility become flushed straight down the drain.

Allan
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Allan

Agreed, political lobbying should be called for what is is, SANCTIONED CORRUPTION ! Only then can a country govern for the “good of the people”

Dee
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Considering he and Lindsey Graham would use their own children as cheap labor in manufacturing, then a body shield during a shooting, I can see why whiny baby butthurt sissy snowflake reach for ma gun cause I’m white and terrified of anyone or anything different Moscow mitch is crying over facts about him are made public and recognized as truth. Sorry reps but banckrupting you and those making excuses for you will only be a start to making sure there’s an acre for every hand and chicken in every pot and homes jobs and decency towards society as a whole,… Read more »
Dona Guillo
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Dona Guillo

Cry baby….

Elli
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Elli

Moscow Mitch suits him fine. He definitely is not a true American since he does nothing for the American people. He is a criminal like Trump. His wife fits right into the same category.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Over the top of what . His blocking
all the bills , Congress needs to pass and not bringing many to the floor is what’s , OVER TO TOP . Moscow Mitch , is under the bottom !

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

What Mitch has been doing ,is so-anti American
that the monicker “Moscow Mitch “not only fits , it’s absolutely matches his bias towards Russia
and against Americans. He promotes racism and nationalism, at the cost of the Democracy. He must be put out of office!!