Fox guest calls Mitch McConnell an 'insider swamp monster'

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTSA agents protest government shutdown at Pittsburgh airport The case for Russia sanctions Pompeo planning to meet with Pat Roberts amid 2020 Senate speculation MORE (R-Ky.) an “upper-crust, bow tie-wearing, foie gras-eating insider swamp monster" during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" on Thursday.

He made an extended comparison between New York neighborhoods, referring to President Trump as a guy from Queens.

“Yeah you’ve got the Queens guy,” Bongino said. “And then you’ve got this upper-crust, bow tie-wearing, foie gras-eating, insider swamp monster in Mitch McConnell, and he doesn’t understand a builder from Queens.”


Bongino described a "Queens guy" as an underdog while responding to former National Intelligence Director James Clapper's recent comments on CNN that President Trump was unfit for office.

"I’m a Queens guy,” Bongino said. “We were never as rich as the Manhattan guys, never as tough as the Brooklyn and the Bronx guys. They always have this ‘I have to be better than them.’ That’s Trump. When you understand he’s a Queens guy, that all makes sense. Clapper doesn’t get him, he’s a fighter, he’s a Queens guy.

“So he’s not mentally unhealthy, he’s just from Queens,” co-host Brian Kilmeade joked.

A new Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively to The Hill showed McConnell is the least popular elected official with a national profile.

McConnell, 75, scored just a 19 percent favorable rating, which was worse than both Trump and House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAEI names Robert Doar as new president GOP can't excommunicate King and ignore Trump playing to white supremacy and racism House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King MORE (R-Wis.).

McConnell is not up for reelection until 2022.

The rift between the president and McConnell came to a head earlier in the month when the Senate failed to pass a "skinny version" of a GOP healthcare bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump has blamed his leadership for the failed vote.