Mitch McConnell’s suicide mission of a reelection campaign continues to get worse. At an appearance back home in Kentucky, Sen. McConnell said that it is not his job to bring jobs to the state.
The Beatyville Enterprise reported:
Appearing in Beattyville, McConnell was asked by The Beattyville Enterprise what he was going to do to bring jobs to Lee County.
“Economic development is a Frankfort issue,” McConnell said. “That is not my job. It is the primary responsibility of the state Commerce Cabinet.”
Asked about public works projects McConnell said he is interested in bringing public works to the state. “Most comes from the state, though,” he said.
McConnell is claiming that his comments got lost in translation, “This April, I visited Lee County to talk about a top priority of mine: jobs. Unfortunately, my message got lost in transition, and I was surprised to see a headline about my visit that sent the exact opposite message to the one I was trying to convey.”
Notice that McConnell doesn’t deny that he said that bringing jobs isn’t his job. Instead, he is resorting to a version of claiming that he was misquoted or misinterpreted. However, his jobs comment bears a striking resemblance to what his office told an unemployed veteran in January. McConnell’s spokesperson told an unemployed veteran, “I can only tell you what we can do here in the Senate. I have no control over your life.” In other words, it’s not my job.
If bringing jobs to Kentucky isn’t his job, what is Mitch McConnell’s job? According to McConnell, it isn’t his job to bring jobs to the state, help the unemployed, or assist more people in getting access to healthcare. McConnell’s job seems to involve protecting the Koch brothers by blocking any new campaign finance laws, obstructing the agenda of Barack Obama, and denying the unemployed and veterans the support that they have earned and deserve.
Mitch McConnell is making it clear that he doesn’t care about the people of Kentucky. All Mitch really cares about is getting back to D.C., and becoming Majority Leader. McConnell reign as Minority Leader has been blight on the United States Senate. McConnell’s obstruction is the reason why Harry Reid had to invoke the nuclear option just so that the Senate could return to being a somewhat functioning body.
Sen. McConnell is bad for Kentucky, bad for the United States, and bad for democracy. Kentucky voters can do a great service to their country by voting Mitch McConnell into retirement this November.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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