Protesters interrupted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBen Folds performs ‘Moscow Mitch’ song honoring viral McConnell nickname Trump withdraws Ratcliffe as Intelligence pick Kentucky miners’ struggle is that of many working Americans MORE (R-Ky.) as he spoke during a political picnic on Saturday with chants of “Moscow Mitch.”
The nickname, which was popularized last month after McConnell blocked another set of election security bills, has followed McConnell recently after a Washington Post columnist called the senator a “Russian asset” and “Moscow Mitch” trended on Twitter.
McConnell was apparently unfazed by the protestors Saturday during his speech at the St. Jerome Catholic Church’s annual political picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
“I’m going to spend as much time talking about [Democrats] as Kentuckians will voting for them this November — none,” McConnell said.
Those in the crowd also had T-shirts and signs featuring the “Moscow Mitch” slogan, the Courier-Journal noted.
McConnell used the speech to tout his work in the Senate during President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump’s greatest allies for a 2020 win: AOC and ‘The Squad’ Trump defends position on trade after threat of new China tariffs Man punched outside Trump rally: ‘If anything, it’ll increase’ my activism MORE’s tenure, particularly his track record of confirming conservative Supreme Court Justices, according to the newspaper.
He also reportedly noted that he “saved the Supreme Court for a generation” by blocking President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump’s greatest allies for a 2020 win: AOC and ‘The Squad’ Ex-Obama aide Axelrod: Warren an emerging ‘Yes We Can’ candidate Obama hand-delivers cookies to families of wounded veterans MORE‘s nomination of Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandFrustrated liberals say Democrats aren’t aggressive enough on courts Dem senators demand GOP judicial group discloses donors John Legend: Republicans play to win, Biden plays to impress the media MORE in 2016.
McConnell also knocked his Democratic Senate challenger in 2020, retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, the Courier-Journal noted.
“They handpicked Amy McGaffe,” McConnell said of his challenger. “Oh, I mean McGrath. She sends her regrets. She’s still working up an answer on Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughDemocrats press FBI for details on Kavanaugh investigation Frustrated liberals say Democrats aren’t aggressive enough on courts Judicial panel dismisses ethics complaints against Kavanaugh MORE with her friends at MSNBC.”