On Thursday's cover of the New York Daily News
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.) is dubbed "TRUMP'S LITTLE MITCH."
The newspaper portrayed McConnell as a dog
on Donald Trump
's lap in response to the senator's opposition to a commission
to investigate the deadly U.S. Capitol riot
instigated by the former president.
voted on Wednesday to establish a commission to investigate the violence, but Senate Republicans
, led by McConnell, are opposed to it.
The subheadline read, "Lapdog pol shields Don from riot probe":
Trump's lil Mitch Lapdog pol shields Don from riot probe https://t.co/Fsw7qeY3RPKluber
duper! Yanks star no-hits Rangers https://t.co/gkeNtYxQDs
pic.twitter.com/VMSxas6Cvr— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 20, 2021
This isn't the first time the New York tabloid has portrayed McConnell as an animal on its front page.
Following his refusal to allow witnesses to testify in Trump's Senate impeachment trial
over the Ukraine scandal in January 2020, it turned the then-Senate majority leader into a chicken.
Despite Bolton's Ukraine bombshell on Tuesday's front page, Chicken KievMitch refuses to budge on witnesses: https://t.co/fqqBWSkI2Y
pic.twitter.com/5pak4WsG4x— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 28, 2020