On Monday, during a speech in his home state of Kentucky, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not mince words, promising to be the “grim reaper” for legislation deemed “socialist.”
McConnell’s mentioning of “nutcases running around on the fringe” of the left brought to mind Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her far-left Green New Deal plan, as well as other Democrats who have embraced such radical policies.
“We are having a legitimate debate about the virtues of socialism, and I don’t want you to think it’s just a 28-year-old congresswoman from New York,” said McConnell. “This is much broader than that.”
The Senate Majority Leader went on to explain that five of his Democrat colleagues currently seeking the White House in the upcoming 2020 election “have signed on to the Green New Deal and Medicare For All” plans.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Monday to be the “Grim Reaper” who will kill what he labeled socialist legislation, including the Green New Deal and Medicare For All measures advocated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “nutcases running around on the fringe.”