Cocaine Mitch Cracks Joke From Senate Floor (VIDEO)
Senate Majority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” drew laughter from the Senate floor Friday.
Mitch McConnell took the Senate Floor with a proposal that includes all of the six previous agreements.
The vote passed 48-47 in the Senate.
Earlier Friday McConnell rejected using the nuclear option to pass the bill with 51 votes because he didn’t have enough support to change the Senate rule which currently requires 60 votes.
VP Mike Pence, Jared Kushner and Mick Mulvaney met with both House and Senate leaders Friday to negotiate a solution to avoid a looming Saturday government shutdown.
FOX News’ Chad Pergram reported that lawmakers put together six or seven appropriations bill with a little more border wall funding.
These bills would be full funding for the entire year, not stopgaps.
McConnell, in his monotone voice read aloud how many times the spending bill has bounced back and forth from the House to the Senate drawing laughter from the gallery.
“I move to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 695,” McConnell said.
Mitch McConnell draws some laughs on the Senate floor: "I move to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 695." https://t.co/6eI844qQh8 pic.twitter.com/HSJqHkfEJu
— ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2018
Mitch McConnell was dubbed “Cocaine Mitch” by former US Senate candidate Don Blankenship.
Blankenship attacked McConnell in a series of campaign ads in reference to enormous amounts of cocaine found aboard cargo ships owned by McConnell’s father-in-law.
McConnell responded to the attacks in May of this year with some humor.
The Senate Majority Leader’s team trolled Blankenship by tweeting a photoshopped picture of McConnell from the Netflix show “Narcos.”
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) May 9, 2018