On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took the stage to defend President Donald Trump, and make the case to the American people for retaining the Republican Senate majority. During the speech, McConnell cast himself as the sole caretaker of "middle America" and went out of his way to trash the idea of D.C. statehood, claiming that its residents don't deserve the right to elect senators because they wouldn't vote for Republicans.
McConnell's speech quickly drew fire from social media.
Mitch McConnell just started his speech saying "I'm always looking out for middle America." I don't even know how… https://t.co/VzFfIqz7wh— The Daniel (@The Daniel)1598576507.0
Mitch McConnell argues against DC statehood but doesn't say he opposes it philosophically. Instead: "With two more… https://t.co/ERxl7mjkNS— Aaron Blake (@Aaron Blake)1598576589.0
Mitch McConnell just saying out loud that they want to deny representation to Washington DC because it would give them two Dem Senators— Illinois Students for Biden (@Illinois Students for Biden)1598576580.0
Wow Mitch McConnell just dumped DC becoming a state. What a nasty human being. @senatemajldr— ✭ K.D. Jones Jr. ✭ 🏳️🌈🇹🇹🇺🇸 (@✭ K.D. Jones Jr. ✭ 🏳️🌈🇹🇹🇺🇸)1598576629.0
Mitch McConnell speaking at Donald Trump’s RNC is like a turducken of evil sociopaths— Zev Karlin-Neumann (@Zev Karlin-Neumann)1598576456.0
the pain in Mitch McConnell’s face when he tries to smile is palpable— 🅻🅰︎🆄🆁🅴🅽Ⓞ (@🅻🅰︎🆄🆁🅴🅽Ⓞ)1598576508.0
Mitch McConnell is definitely one of the alien people from They Live— Eddie (@Eddie)1598576508.0
Mitch McConnell is selling his soul on live tv— lori kimmerle (@lori kimmerle)1598576506.0
@senatemajldr how can the Democrats even achieve the goals you're laying out when you won't even convene the Senate… https://t.co/1wbu0iuYth— John A. Carranza (@John A. Carranza)1598576505.0