Adam Scott Will Not Be a Pawn in Mitch McConnell’s Twitter Games

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Adam Scott may not be one of the 200 or so people currently running for president, but his Twitter suggests he at least has a strategy for dealing with Mitch McConnell. McConnell’s social-media team apparently decided to use a GIF of Scott from his Parks and Recreation days to celebrate the announcement that Donald Trump would fill another Supreme Court vacancy before the 2020 election, something McConnell prevented President Obama from doing in his last term. Scott took umbrage and wrote McConnell’s social-media manager a strongly worded Twitter letter: “Dear Mitch McConnell & all those representing him, Please refrain from using my image in support of anything but your own stunning & humiliating defeat.”

McConnell’s campaign responded with this screenshot of a newspaper from a TV show with an embarrassing story in it about the character Scott played on that TV show.

And then as something of a coup de grâce, Scott responded with this: a very real photo of a very real senator standing in front of a very real flag.

And that is how Adam Scott beat Mitch McConnell(’s social-media team) at Twitter.

Adam Scott Won’t Let Mitch McConnell’s Twitter Use His Image