Mitch McConnell Runs Away From Reporters After Leak Of Secret Speech To the Kochs

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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been caught on video literally running away from reporters after audio of a secret speech that he gave to the Koch brothers was leaked.

Video of McConnell dodging and fleeing questions:

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http://youtu.be/wrcBnmZRn70

In the leaked audio, McConnell admitted that the Kochs run the Republican Party, and that he will be carrying out their agenda if Republicans win the majority in the Senate. The leak of the secret speech combined with McConnell’s promise to shut down the government if Obama doesn’t do what he wants has led to McConnell literally running away from the media. In an interview eight days ago, McConnell threatened government shutdowns. The backlash caused by his annoucement of his strategy caused him to change his tune during an interview with CNN, “I’m the guy that’s gotten us out of the shutdowns that some of our members have pushed us into in the past. That does not mean that you should send the president a total blank check with no restrictions at all on how the money is spent.”

If McConnell won’t shut down the government, he has no leverage. For this reason alone, it is likely that McConnell was lying to CNN in order to save his own hide. The leak of the audio from the secret Koch summit poses a gigantic problem for a thirty-year incumbent who is already viewed as being too close to Washington.

Sen. McConnell is running away from reporters because he was caught red-handed. He can claim that the things he said on the tape are nothing new, but to hear him expressing his need for the Koch brothers in a way that he hasn’t done for Kentucky voters is a damning indictment of McConnell’s priorities.

Democrats have got Mitch McConnell on the ropes, and on the run. Control of the Senate may depend on whether or not Democrats can ditch Mitch and dash the Koch brothers’ Senate dreams in a single blow.

35 Replies to “Mitch McConnell Runs Away From Reporters After Leak Of Secret Speech To the Kochs”

  1. Republicans need to realize, just as the rogue cops out there do, that this is the information age and almost everyone has a camera and a recorder. Not good for people who like to operate under the radar.

  2. He may run, duck and hide from the Press, but sooner or later when and if he has to go before cameras or microphones or even without them, he will be asked about his statement and love fest with the Koch brothers. The cat is out of the bag. He is now branded a Kochasssucker. And a hypocrite. Not looking good for turtleman.

  3. Another Kochroach..and just like those vermin you see skittering around in your kitchen after dark he needs to be crushed. But, also like a kochroach, he’s going into hiding now.

  4. Mitch the Turtle Kochsucker is getting EXACTLY what he deserves and if he IS voted in in November…(holy crap!!!!) The American people will get EXACTLY what THEY deserve ….

  5. Alison Grimes needs to hit McConnell with this in her campaign all day, everyday until November. That old fool just handed her some incredibly powerful ammo.

  6. It is the American public that will pay yes… But you are talking about Kentucky here where they have elected this idiot time and time again…
    You can not blame the entire Country for the deeds of a few coal loving racists in Kentucky.

  7. He reminds me of the cockroaches who gather in the dark and scatter when a light is turned on. Now that his plotting with the Koch brothers has been exposed, he has nowhere to run. Someone made the point that in the age of information, there is no way for the Turtle to hide his scheming any more than there’s a way for the Ferguson miscreants in uniform to hide their obvious attempts to goad the residents into violent responses to their disrespect.

  8. ” not good for people who like to operate beneath the radar” true words for sure.
    Cops, teachers, senate members, house members, presidential candidates all should begin to remember the video camera!!! Keep recording folks we need the truth anyway we can get it.

  9. “Literally running away”? I’m sorry. Did I miss something? I could swear he’s ‘Literally’ WALKING away. Sheesh.

  10. I’M STILL WAITING FOR THE RUNNING PART? SERIOUSLY WHEN IS HE RUNNING? SIX SECONDS OF FOOTAGE? SERIOUSLY? LMAO THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT? I JUST LOST SIX SECONDS OF MY LIFE!!

  11. No, he doesn’t. This race is not going the way McConnell and the Koch Brothers thought it would. He should have put Alison away by now. Elections are only 10 weeks away and the McConnell campaign is nervous.

    The problem is twofold. First, after 30 years, voters are tired of him. Secondly, Grimes’s coiffers are just as large as McConnell’s, and that’s why he cannot put Grimes away.

    Another reason are all the gaffes McConnell has made. For a seasoned politician, McConnell is making mistake, after mistake. The most damaging being the audio of him speaking to the Koch Brothers and admitting he’s only helping the rich. not everybody else.

    That’s very daming, and McConnell knows it. Grimes knows it too, and I bet she used it. McConnell has boxed himself in.

    Unless you reside in a state or have been following closely, you’re not in a position to say what will or won’t happen. This latest gaffe should seal McConnell’s fate.

  12. McConnell is the Grandfather/Godfather of the Kochroaches in the both the U.S. Senate and the House. They are the Evil hanging around the neck of the U.S. Congress. The biggest Terriorist Threat to the U.S. Government along with the Five Consertative Republican Justices on the SCOTUS. Handing our government to the Koch Brothers & Corporate America on a platter!

  13. Yeah Mindy, notice the article you posted. HE LEFT WITHOUT SPEAKING TO WDRB. Because Steve Beshear got the grant, not McTurtle.

  14. Never has the Democratic voter had a chance to hit a home run like now. With their vote. Not only will they get rid of America’s greatest sale outs, but get to kick the Koch brothers where it hurts. It’s time to send those money grabbers back to the pits of hell. VOTE VOTE VOTE!

  15. Let me compose a list of GOPTP republicans who are running away from the public of late: Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Joni Ernst, Paul Ryan, Ralph Hudgens, Marco Rubio.

    Please feel free to add to the list.

    McConnell doesn’t realize that it’s not as easy to run away from things you’ve said today as it was 10 years ago. None of the
    GOPTPers who attended the Kochfab had any idea their words were being recorded. I’m glad they were! They should be confronted every time they appear at a public event and questioned by someone in the media about their loyalty and promises to the very wealthy and their neglect of those who give them their jobs, pay their salaries and provide their benefits.

  16. As usual, a Republican runs away and the media will let him get away with it. Watch and see. There will be no mention of what he said at that Millionaire/Billionaire Ball as it gets closer to Election Day, it will disappear.

  17. County officials in Kentucky were indicted
    for changing votes on electronic voting machines .. These machines are illegal in some countries in Europe.. Ireland destroyed 8,000 electronic voting machines and sold them for scrap.. It’s too easy to hack these machines and companies that provide most of them contributed to the Republican Party.. A conflict of interest?
    p.s. In the Wisconsin governor’s recall election 3600 OCR voting machines were replaced with electronic voting machines..

  18. Two problems: Kentucky may very well like the idea of continued harrassment of the president. And Getting the average voter to pay closer attention is a monumental task.

  19. This is the corrupt, thieving parasite that decided that 10 million Americans were lazy and didn’t deserve emergency financial relief while continuing to look for work in the economy that both parties have screwed up.

    Why is it easier to believe that 10 million Americans are being lazy than it is to believe that 400 Americans are greedy and corrupt?

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