Rock musician Ben Folds paid tribute to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster Hickenlooper announces Senate bid Trump orders elimination of student loan debt for thousands of disabled veterans MORE’s (R-Ky.) viral “Moscow Mitch” nickname during a Thursday performance in New York, using the nickname in a new song.

“For this song, what I want to do is put a little cool stutter in it, like, you know, ’My-my-my-my-my-my Sharona,’” Folds told the Pier 17 audience. “So what we’ll do is, we’ll go: Mah-mah-mah-Moscow Mitch.”

“I’m going to show him how good his song really is,” he added.

Video shows Folds playing the mostly instrumental tune after the nickname "Moscow Mitch" spread online last week when the Kentucky Republican blocked two election security bills despite intelligence community warnings that Russian interference was likely in the 2020 elections.

McConnell’s move to block the bills quickly spurred widespread backlash. MSNBC host and former GOP congressman Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads Pelosi refers to McConnell as 'Moscow Mitch' Scarborough criticized for retweeting account claiming 'no way' Epstein's death was suicide MORE later called McConnell’s actions “un-American,” labeling the majority leader “Moscow Mitch” and accusing him of "aiding and abetting Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinJoe Walsh 'strongly, strongly considering' a primary challenge to Trump GOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads Trump, France's Macron discuss G-7 ahead of annual meeting MORE’s ongoing attempts to subvert American democracy.”

Hashtags such as "MoscowMitch" and "MoscowMitchMcTreason" soon went viral. The Kentucky Democratic Party has even launched an online store selling “Moscow Mitch”-themed gear.

McConnell was visibly angered about the attacks toward him, calling them “modern-day McCarthyism” and blasting critics for using “unhinged smears” during a fiery speech on the Senate floor on Monday.

Last year, Folds released a song paying tribute to former Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Rosenstein10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall Why the presumption of innocence doesn't apply to Trump McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing MORE and his performance during a testy House Judiciary Committee hearing in June, when a group of conservatives grilled Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray over what they saw as inaction on several requests for sensitive documents related to the Russia investigation.