I think that I’ve called out Republicans and Democrats alike for repulsive campaign tactics in the past. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just sank to a new low even for him:
What the fuck is he thinking? Here’s the WaPo’s take:
“The Grim Reaper of Socialism at #FancyFarm today,” McConnell’s campaign tweeted, along with a photo of the majority leader at the annual picnic in Kentucky. McConnell has frequently referred to himself as the “grim reaper” of the Senate, and Democrats have described the chamber under his leadership as a legislative graveyard.
“Hours after the El Paso shooting, Mitch McConnell proudly tweeted this photo,” Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot, tweeted Monday. “I find it so troubling that our politics have become so nasty and personal that the Senate Majority Leader thinks it’s appropriate to use imagery of the death of a political opponent (me) as messaging.”
McConnell’s campaign said that the photo was of a display built by supporters and that it was based on a newspaper cartoon.
“Although I profoundly disagree with a few of these grave stones, this might be my all-time favorite cartoon of the over 600 in my career,” the tweet quotes McConnell as saying.
So…just wondering…did Senator McConnell just threaten a sitting federal judge?
The other gravestones reference socialism, the Green New Deal and Merrick Garland, who was then-President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and whose nomination McConnell refused to bring to the Senate floor for a vote in 2016.emphasis mine
I think he did! That would be an impeachable offense.