Last week, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough tagged Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with the nickname “Moscow Mitch” — and it didn’t take long for other Dems to jump on the narrative that the Senate majority leader is friendly with Russia.
Now, Fox contributor and Washington Times opinion editor Charlie Hurt says it’s time to get people like Scarborough who are obsessed with the Trump-Russia collusion narrative some mental help.
“You need a team of shrinks to come to Washington to deal with these people that actually believe in this stuff,” Hurt said, according to Fox News.
The Blame Game
According to Hurt, this is all a product of the crash and burn that was Robert Mueller’s hearings before two House committees in July. Democrats were positive Mueller was going to tell them what they wanted to hear so they could move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump.
When that did not happen, liberals, Democrats, and the left-leaning mainstream media all needed someone to blame it on. And that person was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
They are now attacking McConnell because he refuses to sign legislation that would, in essence, turn control of state elections over to the federal government.
McConnell defended himself by arguing that this issue belongs in the hands of the states. Moreover, McConnell signed off on $380 million last year to help states further secure their elections.
Meanwhile, nobody on the left is acknowledging the fact that centralized elections would actually make hacking easier — not harder.
The Great Russia Hoax
They are also failing to mention the fact that three weeks before the 2016 elections, then-President Barack Obama himself said that “no serious person” would even imply that the Russians would be capable of turning votes in the U.S.
The fact of the matter is: Obama actually got that one right. While Mueller stated in his congressional testimony that the Russians are still trying to hack our elections, his team’s report found that not a single vote cast had been changed by the Russians.
With this in mind, President Trump is joining Hurt in shrugging off the “Moscow Mitch” nickname.
“Mitch McConnell loves our country,” Trump said last week. “Mitch McConnell is a man who knows less about Russia and Russian influence than even Donald Trump — and I know nothing.”