| Sami Gilkes

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.

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.”

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.