Mitch McConnell

“Cocaine Mitch” graphic. Image via Team Mitch.

In spite of NBC News attempting to play “gotcha” journalism with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) on Monday, the man who embraces the “Grim Reaper” label without apology is having a pretty good week.

After the non-story about two of his great-great-grandfathers being slaveowners broke, McConnell was asked about the news. His response was classic Cocaine Mitch:

On Tuesday, the mainstream media salivated over Democrat Amy McGrath’s announcement that she was running against McConnell.

McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, even raised $2.5 million in the 24 hour period after she declared her candidacy. Things were looking good for her right out of the gate.

Except by Wednesday, things were going south for McGrath.

In a Tuesday interview she did with CNN‘s Jake Tapper, she had to walk back comments she made in 2017 comparing the election of Donald Trump to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

And on Wednesday, she did an in-depth interview with the Louisiville Courier-Journal that had liberal heads spinning. First off, she indicated she would sometimes actually support Trump – depending on the issue:

CJ: Are you a pro-Trump Democrat? And how do you separate people who will vote for Trump but may not for Sen. McConnell?

McGrath: This business of pro-Trump, anti-Trump — you’re just putting people in a box. Folks just aren’t like that. … I want to do what’s best for Kentucky, and when President Trump has good ideas, I’m going to be for them. To me it’s not about your political party, it’s not about wearing a red jersey or blue jersey, OK? And that was something I talked about last campaign. If President Trump has good ideas, I’ll be for them. At the same time, if I think he’s wrong I’m going to stand up to him and that’s the difference — one the of major differences — between myself and Sen. McConnell.

Naturally, this did not sit well with leftists who believe Trump is the greatest threat to mankind.

To make matters worse for McGrath, she also told the Courier-Journal she would have ultimately supported Brett Kavanaugh had she been in the Senate during his confirmation hearings:

CJ: One of the centerpieces for Sen. McConnell’s reelection appears to be his work in reshaping the U.S. judiciary. If you had been a senator, would you have voted for Brett Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court — why or why not?

McGrath: Well, that’s a good question. I didn’t listen to all of the hearings. I don’t think there was anything, and I’m not a lawyer or a senator on the Judiciary Committee, so I don’t know the criteria. But I was very concerned about Judge Kavanaugh, what I felt like were the far-right stances that he had. 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.

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CJ: So you would have voted for him to be on the Supreme Court?

McGrath: You know, I think that with Judge Kavanaugh, yeah, I probably would have voted for him.

(Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, McGrath tweeted that upon further reflection, she would not have voted to confirm Kavanaugh.)

In other words, she flip-flopped – within a span of about three hours:

As always, the Cocaine Mitch campaign was on standby and ready to respond. They tweeted out the donation refunds link for unhappy Democrats:

… along with this humorous image:

They also trolled McGrath supporter and pro-abortion/sex strike activist Alyssa Milano with this tweet:

As Bonchie noted in his post Tuesday about McGrath announcing her candidacy, the media were eagerly predicting a “blockbuster race.” It’s started off that way already, but not in the ways they’d hoped it would.

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