McConnell fires back at ‘Moscow Mitch’ attacks by Democrats

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has fired back at Democrats tagging him with the “Moscow Mitch” nickname as he tries to deflect attacks for his handling of election security legislation.

Back in his home state of Kentucky, McConnell is bracing for criticism while he speaks Saturday at the Fancy Farm picnic — the state’s biggest political event.

At a GOP breakfast before the picnic, McConnell said it’s “appropriate” Democrats are wearing shirts displaying the Soviet “hammer and sickle” symbol. He says it fits their party’s push for their plans for a “Green New Deal” and “Medicare for all” plan.

The Kentucky Democratic Party is hawking T-shirts depicting a picture of McConnell wearing a Cossack hat and declaring “”Just say Nyet to Moscow Mitch.” The party says sales are at $350,000.

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