Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) -- previously dubbed "Moscow Mitch" for helping to kill impeachment hearings for former president Donald Trump --- has a new nickname after keeping his caucus in line and blocking attempts to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the violent Jan 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
In a scorching headline and graphic on the front page of the New York Daily News, McConnell was dubbed "Spineless McWorm" with a sub-hed reading, "Mitch & His GOP Cowards KO Riot Probe."
Critics of McConnell -- who was also labeled "Trump's Little Mitch" by the paper just over week ago -- were quick to pile on the Republican leader for working to hinder investigating the insurrection that likely could damage Trump's future political prospects and put him in further legal peril.
You can see some comments below:
@HuffPost Unfortunately it’s just not @LeaderMcConnell, aka Moscow Mitch. It’s the Republican Party in general. The… https://t.co/oCOLKABk5m— BillyJo (@BillyJo) 1622279928.0
@HuffPost This man has more guilt that anyone for opposing any good sound proposal for advancing the American peopl… https://t.co/R4kNzaACk7— Mugwumps (@Mugwumps) 1622273601.0
@HuffPost At least the Republicans have formally taken ownership of the Jan. 6 insurrection and ALL violence that is to come.— Mister E. (@Mister E.) 1622271929.0
Once again we are witnesses of the power of all the dirt Trump has on Mitch McConnell. Clearly this man has a lot t… https://t.co/w4aC18s6a0— Claudia🌟 (@Claudia🌟) 1622279472.0
@LeaderMcConnell @SenateGOP ICYMI #GOPTraitors #GOPCowards You too @GOPLeader #GOPCorruptionOverCountry… https://t.co/xkuZ5I70Vt— Susan Youngs (@Susan Youngs) 1622269452.0
How much longer will Americans have to suffer the indignities of one of the most Corrupt Political Obstructionist w… https://t.co/qqelB8oGS3— jespanol (@jespanol) 1622284894.0
Gotta hand it to the @NYDailyNews for their headline and photo, "Spineless McWorm" @LeaderMcConnell https://t.co/UXVB1u5hO3— Janet Faller Sassi (@Janet Faller Sassi) 1622257373.0