Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Thursday suggested Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was blocking election security measures because he wants the Russians to interfere in the 2020 presidential elections.
McConnell has resisted to take up federal election security bills in the face of mounting pressure, with some lawmakers coining him, "Moscow Mitch" as a result.
Schumer during an appearance on Sirius XM’s Joe Madison show said there was "no good explanation" for McConnell blocking the bills, saying they should be among the "non-partisan issues."
"This is what Americans have died for through all our wars to protect the right to vote," Schumer said. "So now you're going to let the Russians bollocks it up and interfere with it?"
When Madison asked why McConnell was acting the way he is, Schumer said he could only imagine "two reasons."
"One, they want the Russians to interfere because they think it'll help them," Schumer said. "The second, is another reason not so good. Donald Trump in his puerile, babyishness, if that's even a word, is so upset at the fact that the Russians might have interfered, that it delegitimizes his election, and McConnell is so scared of Trump that he goes along."
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