Following the violence on Capitol Hill incited at a rally promoted and headlined by Donald Trump, the House of Representatives have drawn up articles of impeachment against the President.
Since this impeachment effort already has more bipartisan support than their last one, it seems likely the House will vote to impeach the President and send the issue to the Senate.
Unlike last time, however, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is reportedly "pleased" about the impeachment. The GOP leader was a vocal opponent of Trump's first impeachment.
McConnell reportedly believes Trump committed offenses that warrant the action by the House.
McConnell believes Trump committed impeachable offenses & is pleased w/ impeachment effort, believing it'll make ea… https://t.co/xnB2wtw1AJ— Patrick Healy (@Patrick Healy) 1610487201.0
As news broke McConnell might finally break with Trump and vote to impeach him, conservatives on Twitter turned on him.
Many called him out using the nickname "Cocaine Mitch."
Mitch: half of America hates me Cocaine Mitch to Mitch: but not ALL of America hates you... make all of America ha… https://t.co/Ieyeecet1I— Siraj Hashmi (@Siraj Hashmi) 1609958718.0
Cocaine Mitch, with the shiv in the conservatory. https://t.co/xs4lrBNsiG— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1610511409.0
Twitter's liberals, meanwhile, thought the nickname was a little too cool for someone like Mitch McConnell.
All the MAGAts are melting down over Mitch McConnell's support for impeachment and calling him Cocaine Mitch. I thi… https://t.co/rstUTxoO8u— Adam Sank 🏳️🌈 (@Adam Sank 🏳️🌈) 1610497577.0
'cocaine mitch' is a way cooler nickname than mitch mcconnell deserves. why not like 'benedryl mitch' or 'mucinex m… https://t.co/VbmgGZaw93— Erin justice breyer please retire Ryan (@Erin justice breyer please retire Ryan) 1610499680.0
There were many online who were thrilled to see the Republican Party tear itself apart over Donald Trump.
Me watching the MAGAs turn on Mitch “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell for doing what he does (being opportunistic): https://t.co/VsrfKhHqLO— Proetus 👑 (@Proetus 👑) 1610498709.0
When "Cocaine Mitch" began trending, Twitter also added a slightly irrelevant warning label.
Yes, @Twitter, I probably do need help after clicking on Cocaine Mitch. But not this kind of help. Your algorit… https://t.co/85qWcEWGgv— kdgwillis (@kdgwillis) 1610497547.0
Saw "Cocaine Mitch" trending and clicked. This appeared. https://t.co/0zU1BbwBeM— Sahil Kapur (@Sahil Kapur) 1610499536.0
Me: Clicks on trending topic "Cocaine Mitch" Twitter: Doy you have a substance abuse problem? Me: Bug off, I'm… https://t.co/TykA9t6c4D— C_ABRAFI_KOTO (@C_ABRAFI_KOTO) 1610498788.0
Some Twitter users also urged people to remember McConnell deciding to distance himself from Trump—with less than a week left in his Presidency—isn't exactly "brave."
Does anyone think McConnell and Cheney didn’t use Trump until he was no longer useful? Let’s not hold them out as… https://t.co/vQTt2r1vv4— Chris Stigall (@Chris Stigall) 1610494239.0
Cocaine Mitch for the win tonight— Elise Jordan (@Elise Jordan) 1610500158.0
"Cocaine Mitch" is the kind of nickname McConnell might have trouble shaking.
Watching MAGA turn on "Cocaine Mitch" as he turns on Trump, after corporate donors turned on the GOP... https://t.co/gPAskF47IA— Victor Stoddard (@Victor Stoddard) 1610503529.0
I was today years old when I learned that "Cocaine Mitch" is the nickname that angry MAGAs use against him.— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1610498594.0
It seemed to many political analysts President Trump's legacy now includes a predictable fracturing of the Republican Party, with "Cocaine Mitch" unexpectedly on the opposing side of the MAGA minions.
Wednesday evening, McConnell posted a statement on Twitter.
My full statement on the next seven days and the Senate schedule: https://t.co/Nh5z3f79yq— Leader McConnell (@Leader McConnell) 1610575316.0
While McConnell is not vehemently opposed to Trump's conviction like he was after the first impeachment, he plans to hold off on consideration until Biden takes office and Georgia's new Senators are seated.