Last updated on October 21, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Democratic challenger Amy McGrath thanked her opponent for his “endorsement” while sharing an out of context clip of him speaking during their Monday night debate.
On Tuesday, McGrath tweeted “thank you for your endorsement” alongside a video of McConnell saying that “she's a Marine, she's a mom and I've been there too long.” The 4-second clip was taken from McConnell's response to McGrath's plans to help their home state of Kentucky if elected, with the incumbent critiquing his challenger's campaign and her repeated touting of her decades-long military experience.
“She mentions she was in the Marines about every other sentence,” McConnell said during the debate. “I think her entire campaign is she's a Marine, she's a mom and I've been there too long. What we need to see are specifically what she has in mind to fix the issues that she thinks need fixing. And I'll tell you what she has in mind, she's going to Washington, she's going to make Chuck Schumer the majority leader.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was criticized for laughing while being confronted about the Senate's failure to pass coronavirus relief measures during Monday's night debate with his Democratic opponent Amy McGrath.
McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot, was grilling McConnell for the Senate's failure to pass an additional coronavirus relief package that would have helped millions who are struggling during the pandemic, which has killed more than 214,000 Americans and severely impacted the economy and the job market.
During the exchange, McConnell blamed the Democrat-led House for the inaction, prompting a frustrated laugh from McGrath.
Yeah, chuckle it up now, fucker. Can’t wait for November.
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