Several Democratic presidential candidates entered in a feud with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as they portrayed him as the conservative boogeyman.
McConnell was talking with the reporters on Thursday and he said:
“Being criticized for stopping the liberal agenda and confirming conservative judges, I love it. The things they are criticizing me for, I plead guilty to.’’
McConnell has described himself as the “Grim Reaper’’ of liberal proposals such as “Medicare for All’’ and the Green New Deal. He was mentioned repeatedly during the first Democratic presidential debate as the candidates said that the best way to deal with him is to defeat his party at the polls and relegate him to Senate minority leader, according to The Hill.
During the event, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) said that she has a plan on how to deal with him.
“I do. We are a democracy, and the way a democracy is supposed to work is the will of the people matters,’’ said Warren.
On the other hand, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said that it is very important for Democrats to win back the Senate, and Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said that the Democrats need to pick a candidate that is going to target McConnell directly.
“If you want to beat Mitch McConnell, this better be a working-class party. If you want to go into Kentucky and take his rear end out and Senator Lindsey Graham out, you have to have a blue-collar party to go into the textile communities in South Carolina,’’ said Booker.
During the event, Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) tweeted: “The way to deal with Mitch McConnell is to win the Senate.”