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Asshole Of The Day: Mitch McConnell

"McConnell claims he led a 1995 investigation against a GOP senator accused of sexual misconduct. Actually, he took steps to keep it quiet."
Asshole Of The Day: Mitch McConnell

From Top Conservative Cat on Twitter, who I would highly recommend following if you don't already.

Mitch McConnell, Asshole of the Day for April 23, 2014:

Mitch McConnell is running for reelection this year. And while he still has to get through a primary against Tea Party asshole Matt Bevin, he’s more focused on Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election.

And since she’s a woman, Mitch McConnell is trying to convince people that he has a good record on women’s issues. Last summer he tried to tout his support for the Violence Against Women Act, except it turns out he supported it a long time ago, but has voted against it in 1994, 2012, and 2013.

Then in November he claimed he “worked his entire career” for equal pay, but again it turns out he voted against equal pay the last 5 years.

And now he’s claiming he stood up for women in a Senate sexual harassment scandal, but it turns out he actually sabotaged it when he had the chance: [...]

Despite calls for public hearings, McConnell blocked them. And when it came up for a vote on a public hearing, McConnell filibustered. Filibustered. He does a lot of that.

Mitch McConnell played along with an investigation against a fellow Republican while he was in the minority and couldn’t really stop it. But once he had power, he sabotaged the investigation and public hearings. That’s not standing up for women; that’s standing up for the harasser.

So, for trying to rewrite his record on women’s issues, which says the opposite of what he claims, Mitch McConnell is the Asshole of the Day. Read on...

You can read the full story over at Mother Jones: Mitch McConnell Says He Stood Up for Women in a Senate Sexual-Harassment Scandal. The Real Story Is Damning.:

McConnell claims he led a 1995 investigation against a GOP senator accused of sexual misconduct. Actually, he took steps to keep it quiet.

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