Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was taken to task Monday night by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after a photo surfaced online that showed a group of young men wearing “Team Mitch” shirts groping and choking a cardboard cutout of the congresswoman.
The photo, which was originally posted to Instagram, was accompanied by the caption, “break me off a piece of that.”
Seems like a great group of guys.
The photo was posted Monday, just one day after a weekend that included two mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. Following the shooting, AOC called out McConnell for not voting on a gun reform bill that was passed by the House back in February.
“The House passed HR8, a Bipartisan Background Checks Act, *5 months ago* and the Senate has yet to vote on it,” Cortez tweeted. “It was one of our 1st major priorities after ending the gov shutdown. You’ve been sitting on it since February giving bogus excuses. Care to explain [to] the people why?”
Her condemnation was in response to a tweet from McConnell in which he echoed the classic Republican line of “thoughts and prayers” that always comes in the wake of these tragedies.