Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will likely not be cock-a-hoop over the New York Daily News Tuesday front page.
“Chicken Kiev,” reads the tabloid’s headline, next to an image of a chicken with McConnell’s head. “Mitch refuses to budge on witnesses despite Bolton’s Ukraine bombshell,” the newspaper adds underneath.
The Daily News’ cover story centers on McConnell’s refusal to allow witnesses to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump over his Ukraine misconduct, despite former national security adviser John Bolton reportedly confirming Democrats’ case against the president in his upcoming book “The Room Where it Happened.”
Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine’s president to announce an investigation into his potential 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden, allegedly in exchange for withheld military aid. Trump is also accused of stonewalling the House impeachment investigation. Trump denies wrongdoing.
Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein last week gave McConnell the mocking nickname of “Midnight Mitch” for a trial schedule that forced proceedings to stretch into the evening.
The Daily News has a long history of using its eye-catching front pages to take aim at Trump, his allies and members of his administration: