McGrath Begins Campaign by Flip Flopping Twice in One Day
Just one day after launching her campaign to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Amy McGrath has already flip flopped on the key issue of federal judges, specifically Justice Brett Kavanaugh – and this error is not going unnoticed.
The Louisville Courier-Journal, which originally published the article in which McGrath said she would have supported Kavanaugh, was quick to call out her flip flop, publishing another article titled:
“Would Amy McGrath have voted Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court? Depends on when you ask her.”
I know I disappointed many today with my initial answer on how I would have voted on Brett Kavanaugh. I will make mistakes and always own up to them. The priority is defeating Mitch McConnell.
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) July 11, 2019
She initially stated that she would have voted for him had she been a Senator at that time, but only hours later, she backtracked and said “upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no.” McGrath’s position on the issue is further complicated by the fact that exactly one year ago, she wrote in a scathing Twitter post that Kavanaugh is “against women’s reproductive rights, workers’ rights, consumer protections and will be among the most partisan people ever considered for the court.” McGrath then doubled down, calling him a “hardcore partisan.”
I echo the concerns over the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. He's been against women’s reproductive rights, workers' rights, consumer protections, and is a hardcore partisan. But we are reminded, again, that elections have consequences, and this will be with us for a generation. t.co/FNMOVeRSQm
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) July 10, 2018
CNN was quick to point out McGrath’s quick reversal, stating “Hours after the interview published, McGrath backed off that answer following a backlash on social media.” CNN also made it clear that this is just the beginning of “the challenges that face a Democrat trying to unseat McConnell in a state President Donald Trump won by 30 points in 2016.”
Politico also highlighted the fact that McGrath’s campaign officially began one day ago and she has already embarrassed herself:
“McGrath’s reversal came just 36 hours into her nascent candidacy against McConnell.”
Other major news outlets including The Hill, USA Today, and Roll Call also published stories about McGrath’s shocking and perplexing reversal just one day after her campaign launch. If this is the way her candidacy is going to go, then it is going to be a long road to 2020.
I am extremely worried. The FEC-mandated End of Quarter deadline is June 30that 11:59 pm, and Senate Republicans are still $153,183 short…
Cory Gardner has been busy back home in Colorado!
Thanks to all those who came out to celebrate #July4th at the parade in Wiggins this afternoon. There’s nothing better than an #IndependenceDay parade on a beautiful Colorado day. pic.twitter.com/WWzut1jToN
— Cory Gardner (@CoryGardner) July 5, 2019
Cory spent the Fourth…