Ocasio-Cortez gives GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a lesson in 'McCarthyism' after he rails against critics

Ocasio-Cortez gives GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a lesson in 'McCarthyism' after he rails against critics
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Last year a Republican primaried Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling him “Cocaine Mitch.” It didn’t seem to bother the Kentucky lawmaker much, but the current attacks he’s facing are really upsetting Leader McConnell.


In the wake of blocking at least four bills to strengthen election integrity and security across the United States, Leader McConnell is now being called a “Russian asset” by a Washington Post opinion writer,  and “Moscow Mitch” on social media. Currently, #MoscowMitchMcTraitor is trending on Twitter.

He’s reportedly “enraged.”

McConnell has exactly zero right to be upset, given the accusation of being a Russian asset – unwitting or no –, is absolutely accurate.

But now he’s lashing out, crying “McCarthyism,” which is just plain false.

Here’s what McConnell had to say on Monday.

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not about to let McConnell’s claims go by without weighing in.

She delivered the perfect smack-down, destroying his “McCarthyism” claim while calling him a “bad leader”:

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