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‘Grim Reaper’ asking for civility is akin to pot calling kettle black

Ironically, it’s the self-proclaimed “Grim Reaper,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — a man whose political strategy for the past several years has been to shroud House Democrats’ legislative priorities in the Republican-led Senate — who is calling for the country to “learn how to behave better and be able to disagree without anger.” Elected in 1984, McConnell, who is the longest-serving GOP U.S. Senate leader in history, made the remark Monday after receiving the 2019 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian award at the annual meeting of Kentucky Electric Cooperatives in Louisville. His remarks are akin to the pot calling the kettle black, and his reputation as a bare-knuckled politician precedes him.