Kentucky Democrats Call Progressive PAC’s Tweets “Deplorable”

The Kentucky Democratic Party is condemning the liberal group Progress Kentucky over tweets the group posted about Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R) wife and former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. 

“There is no question that Sen. McConnell needs to go, and that Kentuckians deserve someone in the Senate who is working to bring all Kentuckians a brighter future,” Dan Logsdon, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party, told TPM. “However, these kinds of comments are deplorable and have absolutely no place in Kentucky, and frankly are just the kind of divisive politics that Sen. McConnell himself has used for too long.”

Progress Kentucky came under fire Tuesday after several tweets referencing Chao’s ethnicity were posted to the group’s official feed.