Moscow Mitch’s shameless crocodile coronavirus tears over Kentucky campaign fall short

Moscow Mitch has proven himself willing to
mess around with your life and health
during this time of
global pandemic. He’s taken his own sweet time—and the nation’s
time—in having the Senate act on the second big coronavirus
response bill from Nancy Pelosi’s House. True to form, however, he
has a great sense of urgency when it comes to his own political
skin.

McConnell is
politicizing the crisis
at home in Kentucky, asking likely
Democratic challenger Amy McGrath to suspend running campaign ads
for the duration of the pandemic. “Amy McGrath’s decision to
blanket the airwaves with deceitful ads during the coronavirus
outbreak is tasteless and shameful,” says his campaign manager,
Kevin Golden. As if McConnell
postponing a vote
on a pandemic response bill for three days
and counting so he could take a victory lap on getting another
unqualified federal judge on to the bench wasn’t tasteless and
shameful.


Enough of this. Please give $1 to our nominee fund to help
Democrats and end McConnell’s career as majority
leader.

But that’s McConnell in a nutshell; he’s a troll, accusing
opponents of doing exactly what he does himself and calling them
shameful when he is the living embodiment of political
shamelessness. For example: “As Kentuckians adjust their daily
lives and schedules to help stem the outbreak, the last thing they
need to see on TV is negative political advertising,” Golden
continued. “The McGrath campaign must stop airing all of their
advertisements.” Meanwhile, McConnell has called the House bill to
combat the pandemic an
“ideological wish list”
; implied Tuesday that the House
had been foot dragging
and “finally” completed a bill; and
dismissed
the bill worked out by Nancy Pelosi and the White House—which he
was refusing to work on—as “non comprehensive.”

The McGrath campaign isn’t biting. “Amy is well aware of the
stress the coronavirus pandemic is causing Kentuckians and our
nation. The only person who doesn’t seem to understand that is
Sen. McConnell,” McGrath spokesman Terry Sebastian, said. “He has a
35-year failed track record on issues like health care and jobs in
Kentucky, and now—during a public health crisis—he took a long
weekend instead of doing his job and working to pass a relief
package immediately.”