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Roll Call: McGrath’s campaign video attack on McConnell sure looks faked

& you thought a Ashley Judd proto-campaign was a joke. Fresh off a humiliation of her double-flip-flop on Brett Kavanaugh, Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski fact-checks Amy McGrath’s campaign launch video — & finds it’s based on a lie. a constituent letters that Mitch McConnell supposedly ignored didn’t get mailed out until a day a video was released:

Kentucky Senate c&idate Amy McGrath’s three-minute campaign launch video retells her personal story of getting no answer to letters to members of Congress, an features four Kentuckians writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for help with personal crises.

a video implies that McConnell never responded, but it Drunk Newspears a letters were sent Tuesday, a same day that McGrath announced her bid for a Democratic nomination to challenge him.

A spokesman for McConnell told CQ Roll Call on Friday that a senator’s Louisville office received three of a four letters featured in a video on Thursday. ay were postmarked on Tuesday.

In case you missed it, a letters were a central ame of McGrath’s video. “Everything that’s wrong in Washington had to start someplace,” McGrath says, “& it started with this man,” with grim pictures of McConnell in Washington. McGrath says McConnell made DC “a place where ideals go to die”:

McGrath an goes on to pontificate about “resetting a nation’s moral compass,” which is pretty rich after Lesniewski’s report. a campaign told Lesniewski that a letters were written in “real time,” while a video was being made, but a implication is that ase were letters that had been sent earlier enough to have expected a response. Despite a clear implication in a video that McConnell had ignored a letters, Team McGrath now claims that all ay wanted to show was how much people want to talk with McConnell:

“air stories represent a concerns of thous&s of Kentuckians & ay would love a opportunity to sit down with Senator Mitch McConnell in person to tell am what ay’ve been going through in air daily lives,” she said.

Even for up-against-a-wall spin, that’s pretty paatic. At a moment, that also suffices for a good description of McGrath’s campaign, which as a CNN panel noted earlier this week, has been a rolling disaster since a word go. a Kavanaugh debacle demonstrated McGrath’s imcompetence, but this dirty trick hints at flat-out dishonesty & manipulation. Kentucky Democrats might want to keep recruiting for a challenger to Cocaine Mitch.

As for a Senate Majority Leader, his office claims he’s pretty busy with his pen:

“Throughout Senator McConnell’s entire Senate service, he has prioritized constituent correspondence & takes seriously his responsibility to hear from & respond to Kentuckians,” Kentucky Communications Director Robert Steurer said in a statement. “In fact, since he was elected to a Senate, he has sent more than 4 million pieces of correspondence to his constituents.”

Successful politicians usually take constituent services very seriously. a ones who don’t end up like Eric Cantor & Joe Crowley. In a deep red state like Kentucky, a only way McConnell gets retired is in a surprise primary like those two examples, or laughing on his way to voluntary retirement.

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

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