Well I think we all know what to do now.
Courtesy of TPM:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn’t care for his new nickname.
During a radio interview Tuesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” McConnell said it was “unbelievable” for a “Cold Warrior like me” to be mocked as a Kremlin ally for repeatedly blocking both Democratic and bipartisan bills aimed at curbing Russian election interference.
“It’s an effort to smear me,” the Kentucky Republican told Hewitt. “You know, I can laugh about things like the Grim Reaper, but calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.”
McConnell also repeated his previous complaint that the moniker was “modern day McCarthyism.”
“This is what we’re up against with the hard left today in America,” he said.
I have been waiting for the Republicans to start using McCarthyism to argue against accusations that they are working with Russia to undermine our democracy.
The problem is that McCarthyism was smear campaign based on unfounded paranoia, whereas accusations that McConnell is helping the Russians by blocking congressional investigations are based on evidence that he is doing exactly that.
All I have to say is that if Moscow Mitch hates the monicker “Moscow Mitch,” well that is just too damn bad for Moscow Mitch.