Mitch McConnell’s putative challenger in the 2020 election is rapidly proving she is a total fraud as a candidate.
She announced her candidacy Tuesday morning in close coordination with NBC News which had run a nothingburger story on Mitch McConnell the previous night revealing that a century ago some of McConnell’s ancestors were slave owners. Apparently, this was supposed to be some kind of killer attack even though the exact same set of facts applies to Kamala Harris.
This is her 3-minute de rigueur introduction video.
It is the usual pap one expects in these things. In her case, she’s focusing, it seems, on saying that Mitch McConnell’s has a crappy constituent service operation. I’m not sure how much of a seller that is because it really isn’t true. The theme is a letter that McGrath probably didn’t write asking McConnell to let her be a fighter pilot and he didn’t answer it. I say probably didn’t write because there is no evidence that she did and the story reeks of Hillary Clinton writing NASA to be an astronaut. Also featured in the video are four other Kentuckians: a coal miner, a steel worker, a woman with diabetes, and student with big loans and they all want McConnell to kiss the boo-boo and make it better.
Funny thing is that McConnell’s office had a real good reason for not answering the letters:
The video implies that McConnell never responded, but it appears the letters were sent Tuesday, the same day that McGrath announced her bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge him.
A spokesman for McConnell told CQ Roll Call on Friday that the senator’s Louisville office received three of the four letters featured in the video on Thursday. They were postmarked on Tuesday.
“Throughout Senator McConnell’s entire Senate service, he has prioritized constituent correspondence and takes seriously his responsibility to hear from and respond to Kentuckians,” Kentucky Communications Director Robert Steurer said in a statement. “In fact, since he was elected to the Senate, he has sent more than 4 million pieces of correspondence to his constituents.”
McGrath spokeswoman Tina Olechowski said the video simply showed Kentuckians who had shared their stories with McGrath and “wanted to write and send a letter” to McConnell.
McGrath’s spokesman is simply lying. If you actually listen to the video beginning at 0:35 you hear:
I’m Amy McGrath, and I’ve often wondered how many other people did Mitch McConnell never take the time to write back. Or even think about.
And from that she segues into the four letters. There is never a word about wanting a conversation.
McGrath is a long shot for the Senate. That is a good thing. Because as much as McConnell is an avatar for what is wrong in DC, McGrath is a symbol of what is wrong in politics. She has shown that she will lie rather shamelessly to people. In a run-of-the-mill candidate that is not a shock. But McGrath was a career military officer and trades on that to make up for her lack of accomplishment, the core of the military ethos is integrity. That McGrath would so easily lie in her introductory video tells you all you need to know about how she will act in the Senate should she be elected.