Speaker Pelosi is aggressively ramping up attacks on Mitch McConnell as part of her 2020 strategy: report

Speaker Pelosi is aggressively ramping up attacks on Mitch McConnell as part of her 2020 strategy: report
Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1462141799 Washington DC / USA - July 26 2019: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference.
Election '20

Next to electing a Democratic president, the Democratic National Committee’s top goal for 2020 is achieving a majority in the U.S. Senate — which would require flipping four Republican-held seats while keeping every seat they are defending. And journalist Alayna Treene, in a report for Axios, stresses that a key part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 2020 election strategy will be aggressively ramping up attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a.k.a. Moscow Mitch.

Pelosi, according to Axios’ sources, doesn’t believe that attacking President Donald Trump is enough for Democrats — they need to be focusing heavily on anti-McConnell messaging as well. A Democratic aide, quoted anonymously, told Axios that vilifying McConnell “is something even the more moderate Democrats can glom onto” because “he’s seen as the face of obstruction and Trump’s enabler in the Senate. It’s easy to message against him.”

The 79-year-old Pelosi, Treene reports, is planning to kick her anti-McConnell campaign into high gear in the fall — and she will be aggressively focused on “his refusal to pass meaningful legislation,” a Democratic aide told Axios. Doing so, according to a Democratic congressional aide, enables House Democrats to “tout the good they’ve done and also, helps show the importance of Dems taking back the Senate.”

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2023 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.