Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fired back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday, accusing her of “cheering on” people who want to see the Kentucky Republican “break his neck.”
“Last night, an angry left-wing mob of Amy McGrath supporters stormed Senator McConnell’s Louisville homescreaming obscenities and hoping someone would ‘just stab the motherf—er in the heart,’” said McConnell campaign spokesman Kevin Golden, referring to the Democrat and retired Marine who is seeking to unseat him in November.
Golden then took aim at Ocasio-Cortez and “liberal Twitter personalities,” saying they “are trying to dox some underage kids for taking a photo with a cutout at the Fancy Farm political picnic and are cheering on thousands of accounts calling for Senator McConnell to ‘break his neck.’”
“These threats go far beyond a political cartoon or a broken shoulder, they are serious calls to physical violence and we’ve alerted law enforcement,” Golden added.
A throng of demonstrators descended on McConnell’s home Monday night, with some shouting, “Murder Turtle!” — using his infamous nickname.
The 77-year-old senator has been recovering from a shoulder fracture at home.
McConnell’s campaign earlier released a statement in response to the photo of several high school students wearing “Team Mitch” shirts and suggestively posing with a cardboard cutout of Ocasio-Cortez at a political event in Kentucky over the weekend.
“Team Mitch in no way condones any aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning act toward life-sized cardboard cutouts of any gender,” Golden said.
*story by New York Post