Sen. Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign continues to crumble. McConnell found the environment at a watermelon festival too challenging, so he avoided reporter’s questions about his former campaign manager’s bribery scandal.
According to CNHI News Service,
The day after his campaign manager quit in the wake of an expanding Iowa campaign bribery investigation, Mitch McConnell was posing for photos, shaking hands and riding in the Watermelon Festival Parade here.
What he wasn’t doing was answering a reporter’s questions.
When the reporter approached McConnell aide Terry Carmack about 10 minutes prior to the parade and asked to interview the Republican U.S. Senator, Carmack said, “We’re on a very, very tight schedule.”
After conferring with McConnell, the two men walked away. But McConnell continued shaking hands with other parade participants and posed for a photo or so before walking back to the convertible that was to carry him through downtown Tompkinsville.
The stories of the military like precision of the Watermelon Festival Parade in Tompkinsville, KY are legendary in political circles. The truth is that McConnell was using a Watermelon festival to as an excuse to avoid a question about the bribery scandal that his former campaign manager, Jesse Benton, is in the caught in the middle of.
This is the second time that McConnell has avoided questions from the media. Last week, the incumbent Senator was caught on video literally running away from questions about the leaked audio of his secret speech to the Koch brothers.
Mitch McConnell doesn’t believe that he owes Kentucky voters an explanation. He is afraid to address the truth about his reelection campaign. Sen. McConnell continues to believe that he can run out the clock and win reelection in a squeaker over Alison Lundergan Grimes. Mitch McConnell is trying to hide until Election Day.
Sen. McConnell’s campaign is falling apart, but it will up to Lundergan Grimes to convince Kentucky voters that it time for Mitch McConnell to pack up his thirty-year circus of corruption and head home.