McConnell – ‘Grim Reaper’ for socialist legislation

(CNN/WFIE) Evansville, In. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell evoked images of death itself during a speech in Kentucky.

He used the metaphor to illustrate his opposition of two policy proposals pushed by Democrats.

“We are having a legitimate debate about the virtues of socialism and I don’t want you to think its just a 28-year-old congresswoman from New York. This is much broader than that. I’ve got five colleagues in the Senate, five colleagues running for president who have signed on to the Green New Deal and Medicare For All. These are proposals being supported by credible candidates for presidential nomination, so I don’t want you to think this is just a couple of nutcases running around on the fringe. This is a pervasive policy view on the other side. If I’m still the Majority Leader of the Senate, think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass,” said McConnell.

The Kentucky Republican is up for re-election next year.

He’s been speaking for weeks about what he claims are the pitfalls of the green new deal and Medicare for all.