The media recently revealed that some of Mitch McConnell’s ancestors were slave owners.
Then a reporter tried to play games with McConnell by asking him if this changed his mind on reparations for slavery.
His response was brilliant.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
McConnell: I Share Obama’s Position on Reparations
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday he and former President Barack Obama agreed on something: Both descendants of slaveholders, they also both opposed the notion of reparations.
NBC News reported Monday night that McConnell’s great-great grandfathers owned 14 slaves, with the angle that this brought the “reparations issue close to home.”
A reporter asked McConnell if he was aware of that family history and if it had changed his position on the issue. McConnell smiled as he listened to the question.
“You know, I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama,” he said. “We both oppose reparations, and we both are the descendants of slaveholders.”
The Guardian reported in 2007 that Obama, whose mother was white, had ancestors on her side who owned slaves.
Watch the video:
Is the media going to dig into the family tree of everyone in the Senate, or just McConnell?
In related news, you may have heard that McConnell has a new Democrat challenger. She doesn’t stand much of a chance.
The Democrats Have A Candidate In Kentucky. But Can She Beat Mitch McConnell?
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is up for reelection in 2020, and Democrats would love nothing more than to defeat the GOP leader. And now one major Democratic candidate has stepped up to challenge him: retired Marine pilot Amy McGrath.
But Democrats shouldn’t get their hopes up too high. Kentucky’s strong Republican lean makes it unlikely that McGrath or any other Democrat will defeat McConnell in 2020.
McGrath, of course, is no stranger to just how difficult it is to run as a Democrat in Kentucky. In 2018, she ran unsuccessfully for Kentucky’s 6th District where she lost to incumbent GOP Rep. Andy Barr by 3 points.
McConnell plays for keeps.
His odds of winning are extremely high.