Gregory Gives McConnell A Pass On Weighing In On Audiences Cheering Death At GOP Debates


After showing some of the ghoulish response we saw from the GOP audiences at two of their recent debates with them cheering for the number of executions carried out in Texas while Rick Perry was governor and on whether a man without insurance should be allowed to live or not, David Gregory asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his reaction.

GREGORY: Does the audience response in both cases trouble you as a Republican?

MCCONNELL: Look, we have a lot of people running for president. There are going to be a lot of debates, a lot of things said, a lot of audience reactions. I don't have any particular reaction to what's going on in Republican's campaign for president right now. I've got a big job to do trying to help turn this country around and working with a president who I believe has been doing all of the wrong things.

So he let him punt. Shorter Mitch McConnell: Silly David Gregory, don't you know I've got better things to do like obstructing everything President Obama is trying to get passed and making sure he's a one term president?

Somehow I doubt highly if we saw audiences at a Democratic debate reacting that way that any Democratic politician would be allowed on the air without being hammered on whether or not they agreed with those audience members and without solidly denouncing their reaction before they were allowed to finish an interview. Instead Gregory just allowed McConnell to use it as an opportunity to attack the president.


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