Dem challenger undercuts already slim chances of defeating McConnell with spineless flip-flop on Kavanaugh
The woman vying for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s seat in the 2020 elections may have just inadvertently destroyed any chance she ever had of defeating “Cocaine Mitch.”
Not that she had much of a chance at all to begin with …
— The Resurgent (@resurgent) July 9, 2019
In an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal that was published Wednesday, failed 2018 Democrat state House candidate Amy McGrath made the irreparable mistake of admitting that, had she been a senator during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tumultuous confirmation hearings last year, she’d have voted to confirm him to the high court.
Questioned about Kavanaugh, she specifically said that though she was concerned about his “far-right stances,” and though she found since-exposed accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations to be “credible,” she’d have voted for the Supreme Court nominee anyway.
“I was very concerned about Judge Kavanaugh, what I felt like were the far-right stances that he had,” she said. “However, there was nothing in his record that I think would disqualify him in any way. And the fact is when you have the president and the Senate, this is our system and so I don’t think there was anything that would have disqualified him in my mind.”
“I think it’s credible but given the amount of time that lapsed in between and from a judicial standpoint, I don’t think it would really disqualify him. … You know, I think that with Judge Kavanaugh, yeah, I probably would have voted for him,” she added when asked about Ford’s allegations.
She wasn’t wrong about the time issue. The problem is that the left is allergic to the truth. To them, the since-confirmed justice is and has always been a sexual abuser, never mind the lack of evidence.
And so, not shockingly, some among the left responded with rage:
Just cancelled my recurring monthly donation. That was a very simple question and you should not have to think, reflect, gather more info or anything remotely similar.
The answer should have been NO…I would have never voted for confirmation
— Mike Smith (@Msmith19657) July 11, 2019
I had my hopes set high on @AmyMcGrathKY but unfortunately she’s all the way cancelled. We must find a better candidate to challenge @senatemajldr, Amy McGrath is a weak candidate that progressives should NOT support. #2020Election https://t.co/THGXRe7OJP
— Nick (@nick_nrm) July 11, 2019
Booooo. She is cancelled. No more of these Dems that try to pander to Trump voters. You lost my support @AmyMcGrathKY
— celticsaretrash (@jamaicanceltic) July 10, 2019
If the stories are true that you would have voted for Kavanaugh, then you are NO better that what is already residing in the @GOP.
— Deb ~Book Nerd (@DesabeV) July 10, 2019
You said you would have voted for
Brett Kavanaugh. Why vote for another Democrat that’s just a Republican in a different skin? Bye
— Bob Bardo (@bobtadbard) July 10, 2019
But instead of remaining firm in her position — a move that would have at least won her the respect of moderates and independents — McGrath then performed a full 180.
“I was asked earlier today about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and I answered based upon his qualifications to be on the Supreme Court. But upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no,” she tweeted later Wednesday evening.
“I know I disappointed many today with my initial answer on how I would have voted on Brett Kavanaugh. I will make mistakes and always own up to them. The priority is defeating Mitch McConnell.”
Some leftists — those who hate “Cocaine Mitch” — wrote that they were willing to “forgive” this error. Others made it clear that McGrath’s time in the left-wing spotlight was over.
For the most part, the non-forgivers seemed to outnumber the forgivers:
too late, I’m out as a monthly supporter. I just cancelled the Act Blue donation I activated yesterday.
— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) July 10, 2019
Me too. Just cancelled my monthly $$ on Act Blue. What a huge bummer. Thought we had a good one there for a sec. Nobody is perfect, but this was an easy “No” that should have been her first response. Someone who wants to be a Senator & beat Mitch needs to know what’s going on.
— Emily Silver (@EmilySi63656931) July 11, 2019
There must be a better Democratic candidate than Amy. Her answer is unforgivable.
— Merrill⭐️ (@MerrillLynched) July 11, 2019
Sorry too late…
— Benny 🍑🍑🍑🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Benny29143790) July 11, 2019
Too late. The era of blue dogs is long gone.
— Jim Findlay (@BobWonderX) July 11, 2019
As if this wasn’t bad enough, the scandal grew even worse for McGrath late Wednesday evening when the following tweet that she’d posted in the summer of 2018 went viral.
“I echo the concerns over the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh,” she’d warned at the time. “He’s been against women’s reproductive rights, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and is a hardcore partisan. But we are reminded, again, that elections have consequences, and this will be with us for a generation.”
This tweet made it clear that, despite her claim that she’d needed “further reflection and further understanding” of the Kavanaugh situation to reach the allegedly right answer — “no” — she’d been fully aware of all the issues surrounding his confirmation hearings at the time.
I echo the concerns over the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. He’s been against women’s reproductive rights, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and is a hardcore partisan. But we are reminded, again, that elections have consequences, and this will be with us for a generation. https://t.co/FNMOVeRSQm
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) July 10, 2018
This suggests therefore that her sudden about-face wasn’t genuine but rather a shameless, transparent attempt to pander to the increasingly radicalized left-wing mob.
Typical Democrat , caving in to whatever the mob tells you to think 😂 after further reflection anyone with a brain can see through your pandering .
— David Pirrung (@PirrungDavid) July 11, 2019
This flub occurred on the same day that McGrath told the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that she wants to replace McConnell because “[t]he things that Kentuckians voted for Trump [to do] are not being done” …
Look (*LANGUAGE WARNING):
“The things that Kentuckians voted for Trump for are not being done. He’s not able to get it done because of Senator McConnell.” —@AmyMcGrathKY on why she’s running against Mitch McConnell. pic.twitter.com/xumeg5hhBY
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) July 9, 2019
In her first TV interview @AmyMcGrathKY admitted she’s supporting Donald Trump’s agenda.
That is LITERALLY her plan to defeat Mitch McConnell.
Literally. Not figuratively.
She literally said it.
Here’s her announcement of this plan set to the Curb your Enthusiasm theme song pic.twitter.com/8XxkOq03xx
— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) July 10, 2019
Hint: Running on President Donald Trump’s agenda is never a good idea for a liberal Democrat …