Lecturer Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiPelosi promises no UK free trade deal if Brexit undermines Good Friday's agreement Democrats criticize Trump's reaction to Hong Kong Peloshi predicts be "quickly challenged and defeated" MORE  (D-Calif.) On Wednesday, called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "Moscow Mitch" while attacking him for blocking House Democrats' legislation, including election security measures.
Pelosi referred to the Moscow Mitch, citing McConnell's embrace of his portrayal as a "grim reaper" blocking the House Democrats' progressive policies from moving forward in the Senate.
"We all want to invest in destroying our democracy and saving it from all enemies, external and internal," Pelosi said in remarks to the Association of Presidents of the District of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois, as she discussed the common agenda of Democrats.
our Senate legislation. Moscow Mitch says he is the grim reaper. Imagine describing yourself as the grim reaper that he would bury all this legislation, "Pelosi said." Well, we have news about him. All this legislation is alive and well for the general public. "
Pelosi's reference to McConnell as" Moscow Mitch "comes after he entered the Senate late last month to compare attacks on him for blocking two election security bills with" modern McCarthyism. " "
" I was called unpatriotic, un-American, and essentially treacherous by a few left-wing robbers based on bold lies. I have been accused of aiding and abetting myself who I have "pointed out as an adversary and opposed for nearly 20 years," Vladimir Putin Vladimir PutinEx-GOP lawmaker argues for Trump as a primary challenge on the right-wing Russia, could be right-wing victorious in arms race days after fatal rocket blast Russia: radiation levels up to 16 times higher than normal after rocket test explosion MORE "McConnell says in a Senate speech.
McConnell accuses critics of the media, in particular The Washington Post and MSNBC, of engaging in "unclean smears", calling it "contemporary McCarthyism."
At the time, The Washington Post was publishing a column with the headline "Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset," while MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Charles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarbrough was criticized for retweeting an account, claiming "no how" Epstein's death suits Trump strikes MSNBC's Donnie Deutch during a new Castro television show as Trump's deposed donors return MORE called McConnell "Moscow Mitch" and attacked his decision to block to protect elections as "non-American."
The McConnell bills will require the use of paper ballots and direct candidates or campaigns to notify the FBI of offers of assistance from foreign governments.
McConnell has also come under fire in recent days for refusing to pass legislation passed by the House Democrats in February to require universal checks on weapons purchases.
Democrats from the House are trying to intensify McConnell's pressure to take their bill into law, as well as other measures such as banning high-capacity magazines and red flag laws to prevent unstable people from having guns.
"We have been waiting since February. And now public sentiment needs to weigh in to save lives, accept bills and look at high-capacity magazines, which also need to be eliminated, "Pelosi said.
House Democrats urged McConnell to break the August fall to take legislation on gun reform after the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas this month. But McConnell rejected the idea.
"If we did that, we would just make people win points and nothing would happen here. should and is a two-way discussion about what we can negotiate, "McConnell said during an interview with Kentucky radio station THAT last week.
"We will hold these two-party discussions, and when we return, we hope we can get together and actually pass something. I want to make a law."