Kristol: McConnell-Darth Vader Comparison Is An Insult To Darth | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


While he embraces names like ‘Cocaine Mitch’ and ‘Darth Vader,’ Mitch McConnell is still fuming at his ‘Moscow Mitch’ reference. Bill Kristol, former Republican White House staffer, says ‘it is a bum rap to compare Darth Vader to Mitch,’ adding Darth ‘was running the empire pretty well.’ Kristol slams McConnell, saying he is ‘stopping legislation from coming to the Floor.’
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

Kristol: McConnell-Darth Vader Comparison Is An Insult To Darth | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

62 Comments on "Kristol: McConnell-Darth Vader Comparison Is An Insult To Darth | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Moscow Mitch’s “The Long Game” is full of spite, dereliction, and complete self-absorption and duty to himself.

  2. Darth Vader was more machine than man.
    Moscow Mitch is more Russian than American.
    So yeah, I kinda see the analogy there.

  3. Moscow Mitch don’t flatter yourself. You’re insulting Darth Vader

  4. Moscow Mitch is worst than Darth Vader. Darth Vader is a fictional character representing evil while Moscow Mitch is a real piece of crapola & he stinks to heaven high.

    • Personally, I hold the republican senators responsible as well because the republican senators could vote to remove him from his position if they could agree to do so especially since he is not doing his job.

    • Bob Bee Gee Burgener | September 5, 2019 at 9:33 AM | Reply


  5. Moscow doesn’t like his earned nickname so please call him Moscow Mitch.

  6. McConnell doesn’t like being called “Moscow Mitch”, but the appellation is apt.

  7. Vader redeemed himself in the end, I don’t see that from McConnell.

  8. It is a true shame that politics and serving corporate entities are the priorities for a good number of our elected officials and not the wellbeing of the people that they represent.

    • PATRICK BRENNAN | September 5, 2019 at 11:59 AM | Reply

      Daniel Barrett
      That’s what happens when you have a president and A senate you give them too much power

    • @PATRICK BRENNAN And may I add, an electoral college that tips the scales in favor of a select few and doesn’t represent the majority.

  9. This is sad, almost like a guy trying to pick his own nickname because he’s actually called Moscow Mitch.

  10. Moscow Mitch = The “Jar-Jar Binks of Washington” .

    Much better.

  11. Nah he doesn’t have darth vader’s in your face, imperious stature… He’s just cowardly, stab you in the back MoscowMitch

  12. Moronic Mitch needs Trump to give him permission to save American lives?
    Mindless Mitch doesn’t understand the role of the US senate!

    • He don’t need Trump, he has just as much influence over Trump than Trump over him. If he wanted to, he could change the bill. He was doing it long before Trump came. All those that think Trump controls Moscow Mitch is wrong.

  13. well he does serve the dark side doesn’t he. moscow mitch owned by the NRA. IF you want change for the good VOTE BLUE

    • Isn’t the NRA guilty of passing Russian money to mostly Republican politicians? Is this a modern form of money laundering? Mitchel’s wife in the swamp cabinet has arranged, by changing the rules, for a Russian oligarch to put a factory in Kentucky to buy McConnell votes. He’s a buddy of Putin and Putin calls the shots, you draw your own conclusions.

  14. America is not a democracy if one man like Moscow Mitch can hold up bills.

    • Stephen Long —-🎯 true, or can we be a republic/democratic nation WHEN Mitch and trump served the 1% and special interests instead of the people who elected them.

    • Basil McDonnell | September 5, 2019 at 12:53 AM | Reply

      How about if one man can reverse alliances, cozy up to dictators, rip up treaties, end immigration, and start multiple trade wars?

    • PATRICK BRENNAN | September 5, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Reply

      That’s what happens when you have a president and a Senate you give them too much power and if they ignore the checks and balances that the constitution holds then they become dictators

  15. Moscow Mitch you’re meant to do things for the voters, not the President. You represent the people who voted you in so do it or resign.

  16. Eugene Jacquescoley | September 5, 2019 at 12:24 AM | Reply

    That fighter pilot will defeat you McConnell. KY constients are booing you at your events.

  17. Like Trump, Moscow Mitch is without a doubt a Russian asset, because he clearly isn’t an American asset.

  18. animals are love and happiness | September 5, 2019 at 1:05 AM | Reply

    Can’t handle listening to Russian agent Trump or watching him lie. Now I can’t even handle listening to this Moscow Mitch evil Russian Chinese agent destroying America for money and power. They both should be prosecuted for treason.

  19. Oh Moscow Mitch…Don’t like your name? Stop blocking bills to stop the Russians from screwing our elections.

  20. Moscow Mitch McTreason is working against democracy. Otherwise, why not take a vote to protect our elections.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.