Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continued to be dogged by the nickname “Moscow Mitch” at a speaking appearance in Kentucky on Saturday, as protestors chanted the name and overwhelmed him.
In a video posted to Twitter, the embattled Republican can be heard attempting to address the crowd over loud chants of “Moscow Mitch” in reference to his decision to shut down two Senate bills aimed at slowing down Russian meddling in U.S. elections.
You can watch the videos below:
In his first public appearance of the August recess, Mitch McConnell was greeted by loud chants of #MoscowMitch that drowned out his speech. It infuriated him. Buying Say Nyet to #MoscowMitch merch would make him even more mad: https://t.co/4H4YvzArbK pic.twitter.com/F9vX3Rv6LB
— Kentucky Democrats (@KyDems) August 3, 2019
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) August 4, 2019