Mitch McConnell inflates Joe Scarborough for & # 39; McCarthyism & # 39; after the nickname & # 39; Moscow Mitch & # 39; takes off while he defends to force a vote on security legislation before the elections
- The majority leader of the senate blocked a democratic attempt to submit a security proposal for the elections
- & # 39; Morning Joe & # 39; Host beat the effort as unpatriotic
- Special counselor Robert Mueller had warned only a few hours before of continuing Russian interference
- Prominent columnist named McConnell a Russian & # 39; agent & # 39;
- McConnell called the bill & # 39; partisan & # 39; and said he had been against Vladimir Putin for two decades
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended his reputation after stopping an election bill, where Democrats & # 39; Morning Joe & # 39; Scarborough accused of & # 39; modern McCarthyism & # 39 ;.
The MSNBC host tore McConnell after blocking a democratic attempt to record an election security bill last week, hours after former Special Counselor Robert had warned that Russia was continuing its interference while we are sitting here & # 39 ;.
Scarborough smothered McConnell for the action, calling him & # 39; Moscow Mitch & # 39; and said that he is helping and cooperating with Putin's continued efforts to undermine American democracy, according to Republican FBI, CIA, DNI. & # 39;
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. Defended himself against television presenter Joe Scarborough, who told him & # 39; Moscow Mitch & # 39; after he had blocked a bill for reform
McConnell responded Monday: & # 39; In the last few days, a few left-wing experts based on daring lies have called me unpatriotic, non-American, and essentially betrayal. & # 39;
& # 39; I was accused of assisting and complicit in the man I had chosen as an opponent and who was against it for almost 20 years, Vladimir Putin, & # 39; said McConnell, a Republican Kentucky.
& # 39; Morning Joe & # 39; host Joe Scarborough labeled McConnell & # 39; Moscow Mitch & # 39; for blocking an election reform attempt
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified last week that Russia was involved in American elections while we are sitting here & # 39;
McConnell said he has been trying for decades to thwart Russian strong man Vladimir Putin
The McConnell movement also drew a severe reprimand from Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, saying he was effectively a & # 39; Russian acquisition & # 39; was what Putin offered after his move.
McConnell called it a & # 39; shameful smear and based on more lies. & # 39;
A report from the Senate Information Commission released last week provides an overview of the attempt to interfere with the 2016 elections in Russia and the actions that the US government has and has not taken.
McConnell saved some of his comments not only for Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, but for his MSNBC network.
"This is the state of left-wing politics. These people have worn the volume knob so that they have nothing more than the most loose smears. Welcome to modern McCarthyism, & he said.
He blamed a & # 39; scandalous industrial complex & # 39; and called the election security bill, which allowed millions of extra funding, partial because only the Republican party voted for it.
According to President Obama's Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough, McConnell has watered down a warning from congress leaders & # 39; to election officials about attempted interference in September 2016.
McDonough said McConnell postponed it and & # 39; dramatically & # 39; weakened.
He said that Congress and the Trump government had taken enormous steps in the fight against election interference.
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