Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling out Sen. Mitch McConnell for selling out the American people in order to protect the Koch brothers.
In a statement, Alison Lundergan Grimes said, “At this critical time for our country’s future, Sen. McConnell remains more concerned about the whims of millionaires and billionaires than Kentuckians struggling to make ends meet. My opponent shamefully admits that the ‘worst day’ of his political life was not the VA scandal or the Great Recession that saw 118,000 Kentuckians lose their jobs, but rather when Congress decided to limit the money his wealthy friends could give him for reelection. As Mitch McConnell and the Koch brothers try to buy Kentucky’s Senate seat, the people of Kentucky deserve a Senator who puts them first – not one more concerned with a self-promotion and his own quest for personal power.”
McConnell has made it clear that he cares more about winning reelection and keeping the Koch brothers happy than he does about the people who he is supposed to be representing in the United States Senate. Sen. McConnell is obsessed with becoming Senate Majority Leader, but he isn’t planning on using his power to help the people in Kentucky. The potential Republican controlled Senate agenda is loaded with regulatory rollbacks and gifts for the Koch brothers.
Mitch McConnell has delivered speeches full of angst about the need to protect the Koch brothers’ ability to give unlimited political contributions to Republicans, but he has told unemployed Kentuckians that it is not his job to create jobs.
Sen. McConnell admitted how vital the Koch brothers are to the Republican Party in a secret speech, but when he blocked the constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the Kentucky senator made it clear who he is really working for.
The vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United won’t decide the Kentucky senate race, but McConnell’s willingness to throw the people of his home state under the bus speaks volumes about his character.
A vote for Mitch McConnell is a vote for the Koch brothers. Kentucky voters need to keep this fact in mind as they head to the polls in November.