Twitter Hashtag Endorses Violence Against Mitch McConnell

Twitter Hashtag Endorses Violence Against Mitch McConnell

Liberal members of the media are using the Twitter hashtag #MassacreMoscowMitch, endorsing violence against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Wajahat Ali, a CNN contributor and New York Times contributing writer tweeted, “#MassacreMoscowMitch is trending. I still have faith in America.”

The hashtag was created in the wake of two events. The first being the two mass shootings that occurred this past week in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas., and the Senate sitting on gun control legislation. The House of Representatives passed two bills focused on gun control and universal background checks, but these bills have been tied up in the Senate since February.

Many gun rights advocates say even if the Senate had passed the bills, these shootings would have still occurred. Meanwhile, many gun control advocates say these shootings happened because the Senate has not passed these bills.

Now gun control advocates are blaming McConnell for the two mass shootings and are calling to end violence — by spreading a hashtag affirming a massacre of McConnell.

The second event that sparked the #MassacreMoscowMitch hashtag was a picture of seven young men wearing “Team Mitch” shirts while some were inappropriately holding a cardboard cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Ocasio-Cortez was quick to respond to this picture from a third-wave feminist perspective.

Hey [McConnell] – these young men look like they work for you. Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress [with] your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch? Thanks.

Team Mitch responded with its official condemnation of the picture, saying, “Team Mitch in no way condones any aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning act toward life sized cardboard cut outs of any gender in a manner similar to what we saw from President Obama’s speechwriting staff several years ago.”

When Barack Obama ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 election, two Obama speechwriters were pictured groping and kissing a Clinton cardboard cutout.

The #MassacreMoscowMitch hashtag certainly runs contrary to calls for ending gun violence in this country.

Chrissy Clark is a former staff writer at The Federalist. She has work featured in The Daily Signal and received a degree in political science from Michigan State University. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_.
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