Sanders hits McConnell’s ‘cowardice’ in the fiery visit to the top Republican home state of Kentucky

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Bernie Sanders renewed his attacks on the Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a fiery rally in the top Republican home state of Kentucky on Sunday afternoon to demand that McConnell holding his “cowardice” and “courage” to immediately with legislation to reduce gun violence, the strengthening of the election, the security and the increase of the Federal minimum wage.

The formation of bubbles address in Louisville came as national Democrats, in the hope of a repetition of not only the White house but also the Senate in the year 2020, increasingly in the crosshairs of the 77-year-old McConnell.

“The reason why I do is in Louisville to ask McConnell to do the right thing,” Sanders said at the rally, his voice rising. “Stop worrying about your billionaire friends-you’ll do just fine — and start worrying about the working families in this state and across the country, the fight to keep your heads above water.”

Sanders also made a pitch for his version of the Green New Deal, while in the coal production in Kentucky. Last week, Sanders turned heads by tweeting that fossil fuel executives should be prosecuted for the damage to the environment.

“Why does he do against nearly every piece of legislation that protects working families, while the support of legislation that gives huge tax breaks to billionaires?” Sanders asked rally participants on Sunday. “Follow the money.” (Earlier this year, Sanders sparred with progressive activist groups, which pointed out that he fell because largely his criticism of the “millionaires and billionaires” instead of “billionaires” only.)

Bernie Sanders to speak to striking Telecom workers on Sunday in Louisville. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Sanders went on to note that McConnell has received, the “huge amounts of campaign donations from Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, J. P. Morgan Chase and hedge-Fund,” as the crowd booed.

“Stop your cowardice,” Sanders continued. “Have the courage, the topics of debate. … You do not have the right to stop democracy in the Senate of the United States.”

McConnell has attributed to choice the trump positioning himself for his 2020 again. The longtime senator has vowed to bury the, the house Democrats’ agenda.

Earlier this month, progressive activists, the outside McConnell’s house, while he was in there, to break with a demonstrator calling for someone to stab McConnell “in the heart” and for McConnell to be “raggedy” neck. Twitter then suspended the account belonging to McConnell election campaign for posting a video of the episode, but the social media giant Vice-versa, the back later, his decision, under pressure from Republicans.



The episode led to many Republicans, on the Democrats to tone down their rhetoric. But on Sunday, Sanders directly accused McConnell of the prioritisation of campaign contributions on internal security.

“McConnell, look around you, and tell you your wealthy contributors to the campaign that enough is enough-you can’t have it all,” Sanders explains.

In response, McConnell, the defendant, what he referred to as unprecedented discord in Washington. In unusually forceful, angry, and personal reference at the end of last month, McConnell countered what he called “unfounded smears” of left-wing media and vowed not to “be intimidated” in the Wake of a Washington Post op-ed, the said McConnell, “Russian capital.”

In particular, many Republicans, is said to have played the Democrats in Congress, the policy of looking for choice security, the funding that was already allocated for this purpose. Last year, the Republicans $allocated 380 million to the States for the choice of safety in a funding bill, although the move only little attention.

Prior to the rally at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Sanders AT&T speech to striking workers accused management of “unfair labor practices” in the negotiations for a new contract.

Sanders spoke to the striking Telecom workers before attending his rally in Louisville. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

The Vermont senator said the members of the union that the workers needed nationwide to “stand up and say,” corporate America, ” enough is enough.'” He added that companies needed to invest in America and stop sending jobs abroad.

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, the Sanders also attacked, condemned, the self-proclaimed democratic socialist, for “Protest business, protest those who create jobs and opportunity.”


“He thinks that everything should be free, somehow, the job should only be the Creator punished, and the people who do and do not, in varying degrees to get everything to work for free,” said Bevin. “This does not work as. Anytime someone gets something for nothing, to pay someone else for it.”

Sanders, Bevin was should be restricted to “crazy” and “firmly believes” Second Amendment rights.

Fox News’ Allie Raffa in Louisville, Sam Dorman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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