Businesses and workers “furious” with McConnell over response to Kentucky’s economic crisis: report
On Thursday, August 6, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was the target of an angry protest in Louisville, Kentucky — where members of labor unions (including the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters) railed against him for blocking coronavirus aid. And that protest was not an anomaly: journalist Tony Romm, in a Washington Post article published on August 11, reports that the August 6 protest was only one of many expressions of dissatisfaction with McConnell over economic conditions in the Bluegrass State.
“In more than two dozen interviews, out-of-work residents, struggling restaurant owners and other business leaders — as well as a cadre of annoyed food, housing and labor rights groups — all said they are in dire need of more support from Congress, the likes of which McConnell has not been able to provide,” Romm reports. “About five months after Kentucky reported its first loss of life from COVID-19, its economy continues to sputter amid the coronavirus pandemic.”
Here’s recent polling of Kentucky’s race to replace amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell:
This year, McConnell — who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984 — is up for reelection, and his challenger is centrist Democrat Amy McGrath. Democratic strategists would love to unseat the Senate majority leader, but a Morning Consult poll released in early August found McConnell leading McGrath by 17%. Other polls, however, have shown him ahead by only 5% (Quinnipiac) or only 3% (Bluegrass Data Analytics).
So it looks like they are gonna send ol’ Mitch back to the trough to feed?
A one-industry kinda place, Kentucky never had a lot going for it since the world moved away from coal, and one would think that having the Senate Majority Leader would mean that they were pumped full of cash and other redevelopment programs for Possum Hollar.
Millionaire #MoscowMitch has certainly been successful lining his pockets, and his
beard, er, co-conspirator, er, wife Elaine Chao has been spectacularly successful in self-dealing. Maybe they can teach Possum Hollar how to grift for fun and profit.