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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media on Capitol Hill, September 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

At a Kentucky public appearance for his 2020 reelection campaign, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lamented over a lack of civility from "both sides" of the political spectrum.

McConnell stated both sides needed to "learn how to behave better, how to be able to disagree without anger."

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks with fellow Senate Republicans during a news conference following the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) embraces the nickname "Grim Reaper" for his refusal to bring hundreds of bills passed by the House of Representatives to the Senate floor, but there's one nickname he despises.

That nickname is now trending on Twitter: Moscow Mitch, which McConnell earned for refusing to bring election security bills to the floor.

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The death of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a wave of sadness through lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, but longtime friend of Cummings, Bobby Rankin, brought a much-needed moment of levity when eagle-eyed viewers saw him snub Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) while shaking the hands of bipartisan lawmakers.

Watch below.

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Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) passed away last week at the age of 68.

As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings was known throughout his decades-long career as a man of immense moral integrity and levelheaded counsel.

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The cracks between President Donald Trump and his more ardent supporters continue to widen as the impeachment inquiry progresses. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky contradicted a claim Trump made.

Asked by a reporter about a claim by the President that he had exonerated him for his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, McConnell was quick to correct them.

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In a major shift, Republicans have not been shy about criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the United States Kurdish allies to Turkey in Syria including Trump sycophant Senator Lindsey Graham.

Now, the man that no one ever expects to criticize Trump has spoken up. The man who earned the hashtag #MoscowMitch over his unwavering support of the President, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued an official statement Monday condemning Trump's Syria policy, although without naming the man whose policy he is criticizing.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks with fellow Senate Republicans during a news conference following the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

Despite the fact that Russia unleashed a concentrated effort to influence the 2016 United States presidential election in favor of President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-KY) refused to bring two election security bills passed by the House of Representatives to the Senate floor for a vote.

McConnell cited policy disagreements as reason for passing the bills and—as of yesterday—co-sponsored an amendment providing $250 million toward election security efforts, but this wasn't enough to keep him from earning the moniker "Moscow Mitch" for his perceived subservience to Russia's attack on United States elections.

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