‘Cocaine Mitch’ McConnell’s Campaign Twitter Account Trolls Blankenship Over Election Loss


After it was announced that controversial West Virginia GOP primary candidate Don Blankenship would lose his race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s official campaign Twitter account posted a photo of the senator mocking his “Cocaine Mitch” nickname.

Blankenship, who called McConnell “Cocaine Mitch” in a campaign ad that went viral, focused his campaign on attacking the Senate Majority Leader for his love of “Chinapeople” and his “China family,” which was a racial attack against the lawmaker’s wife, who was born in Taiwan. McConnell got the last laugh, however, as his team posted the following photo — which was inspired by the Netflix show Narcos — on Twitter once it was clear Blankenship would not win:

Media figures responded to the post with both cheering and cringing as McConnell embraced his snorting alter-ego. The account for the show Narcos even got in the mix:


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