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USA Today: Pelosi calls McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch’ while criticizing inaction on legislation

Nancy Pelosi referred to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “Moscow Mitch” in a speech at an Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association gathering on Wednesday as she listed House measures he has blocked, including legislation on gun control and election security.

“Moscow Mitch says that he is the grim reaper. Imagine describing yourself as the grim reaper, that he’s going to bury all this legislation,” she said during the Springfield, Ill., event. “Well, we have news for him. All this legislation is alive and well in the general public.”

“Public sentiment is everything,” Pelosi quoted Abraham Lincoln to drive home her point. “And that public sentiment is what you will help us make sure [McConnell] is aware of.”

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