McConnell Brushes Off Pelosi’s Insult: ‘I Am Indeed the Grim Reaper’ of Democrats’ ‘Socialist Agenda’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has one thing right: he is the “Grim Reaper.”

Since Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives during the 2018 midterm elections, they have tried pushing legislation that the Republican-led Senate wants no part of.

During Thursday’s press conference, Pelosi pointed to a posterboard listing off several bills that have found themselves in “McConnell’s graveyard.”

As IJR Red previously reported, the Senate majority leader vowed to be the “Grim Reaper” of progressive policies in Congress.

“If I’m still the majority leader in the Senate, think of me as the Grim Reaper,” he previously said. “None of that stuff is going to pass.”

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“For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi,” McConnell told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham in response.

During an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle” late Thursday, McConnell said the speaker of the House “got it absolutely right” to say he takes “pride” in calling himself the “Grim Reaper.”

“I am indeed the Grim Reaper when it comes to the socialist agenda […] things that would turn us into a country we’ve never been,” he said.

“This is full-bore socialism on the march in the House, and yeah, as long I’m the majority leader of the Senate, none of that stuff is going anywhere,” McConnell added.

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Among those policies that McConnell said he would knock down are the Green New Deal and “Medicare for All” health care.

McConnell crushed Democrats’ hopes of the health care plan when he previously told Fox News that he believes “it ought to be called ‘Medicare for none,'” as IJR Red noted.

“You want to turn America into a socialist country, this is the first step,” he said.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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Phoenix
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The Grim Reaper title just doesn’t sit well on that face.

I guess this means its not just the Democrats who are obstructionists if McConnell is so concerned he won’t even vote on bills passed by the house.

General Confusion
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The real Grim Reaper needs to harvest this imposter and stop the confusion.

Cherl
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Surely you are referring to Pelosi. She is well past her sell by date.

General Confusion
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No, Cherl, you aren’t going confuse who is who here. MM said that he was the grim reaper. Nancy has never said that.

Vivian Parson
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Wrong she called him that and he said he agrees with her , he will not vote for anything of the socialistic nature, we are not a socialist country

General Confusion
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OK, he has been calling himself this since at least April 22. It seems others have picked up on his own moniker.

nickname
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nickname

Looks like you did not read this, Piglosi DID CALL MM a Grim Reaper. Read this story all the way and you will find you are wrong!

Cherl
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Surely you are referring to Pelosi. She is well past her sell by date

Chris
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Chris

Both of these fossils need to go….TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!

Minerva
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This man McConnell is the worst enemy of our nation, probably worst than Trump because Trump is ignorant on government matters. But Turtle has been a legislator all his life and he wears many title of corporate donors. He has to answer to the corporations and millionaires who have bought him.

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