Primed for Russia-related attacks from his detractors at Kentucky‘s premier political event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday it’s fitting for Democrats to wear “Moscow Mitch” shirts depicting the communist-era hammer and sickle.

After all, McConnell reasoned, Democrats are from the party pushing for the Green New Deal and Medicare for all.

Democrats broke into “Moscow Mitch” chants as they heckled the sixth-term Republican senator during the stump-style speaking at the Fancy Farm picnic.

It’s a yearly grilling endured by leaders from both parties in the summer heat in this tiny Kentucky town. But this year, the partisan cauldron came as McConnell has come under attack for blocking election security legislation aimed at protecting the nation’s political system against foreign attacks.  […]