As we all know, amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch McConnell has come under fire for blocking a bipartisan, House-passed, election-security bill, thus giving him the nickname “Moscow Mitch.”
Roll Call tells us that Stand Up America is launching a six-figure campaign to pressure #MoscowMitc McConnell and the Senate GOP to pass election security legislation.
“The group, Stand Up America, has rented a billboard alongside the Kennedy Bridge near McConnell’s office in downtown Louisville, Ky., from Sept. 1 through Sept. 9 that includes an image of McConnell’s face and the message, “Tell Mitch McConnell: Stop blocking election security funding.”
“Stand Up America is leveraging its email, SMS texting, and peer-to-peer texting programs that reach 2.4 million people to urge the Senate to include the $600 million of election security funding in its fiscal 2020 appropriations.”
By the way, as we noted the nickname is getting to #MoscowMitch:
“[It’s] unbelievable for a Cold Warrior like me who spent a career standing up to the Russians to be given a moniker like that,” McConnell told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt this week. “It’s an effort to smear me. You know, I can laugh about things like the ‘Grim Reaper,’ but calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.”