House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) had some choice words for Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at her weekly press conference on Thursday. During the presser, she displayed a colorized “McConnell’s Graveyard” chart that displayed some of the bills that passed the House but had gotten little to no action in the Senate.
The Hill reports:
“Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself the ‘Grim Reaper,’ it’s part of his political campaign,” Pelosi said at the press conference. “It’s part of the pride he takes as leader of the Senate.”
“None of these things are going to pass,” she continued. “They’re not even going to be voted on.”
The poster depicted more than a dozen bills currently stalled in the Senate, including the Equality Act, which would codify nondiscrimination language protecting Americans on the basis of sex and gender identity in federal law, as well as the Violence Against Women Act.
Here’s video of Pelosi talking about the legislation below as well as the tweet version of the chart:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings a poster titled "McConnell's graveyard" with bills she says Leader Mitch McConnell "wants to bury."
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 13, 2019
.@SenateMajLdr is so obsessed with blocking votes on commonsense solutions passed by the House, he’s taken to calling himself “the Grim Reaper.” But Americans are tired of waiting – they want action on their priorities now. #ForThePeople pic.twitter.com/g2vhXvMnHW
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 13, 2019
In an interview with Fox News‘s Laura Ingraham that evening, McConnell proudly embraced the “Grim Reaper” label, and explained why:
“She’s got it right,” McConnell said, referring to Pelosi. “She’s got it absolutely right. For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi.”
“I am indeed the ‘Grim Reaper’ when it comes to the socialist agenda that they have been ginning up over the House with overwhelming Democratic support, and sending it over to America,” he added. “Things that would turn us into a country we have never been.”
McConnell told Ingraham he does not plan to approve any items that would move the country in a left-wing direction.
“This is full-bore socialism on the march in the House. As long as I’m the majority leader of the Senate, none of that stuff is going anywhere,” he said.
Watch McConnell’s response to Pelosi in the video clip below:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): "For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi. I am indeed the 'Grim Reaper' when it comes to the socialist agenda that they have been ginning up over the House with overwhelming Democratic support" pic.twitter.com/bB7t61Qi1s
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 14, 2019
McConnell’s re-election campaign team got in on the act, too – by offering t-shirts of McConnell’s socialism graveyard:
Nancy Pelosi would really hate it if you got this t-shirt.
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) June 13, 2019
The troll game is strong with the McConnell crew, y’all. Very strong.
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