McConnell Campaign Boasts Of Mock Tombstones For Garland, McGrath

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Over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) re-election campaign proudly published a photo of mock tombstones printed with the names of his potential Democratic challenger Amy McGrath and the former Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Several names are legible on cardboard cut-out memorials placed in front of a  Kentucky Farm Bureau camper at Fancy Farm, the Kentucky political tradition known for politicians roasting each other across the aisle: “Green New Deal,” “Socialism,” “Alison Lundergan Grimes,” McConnell’s unsuccessful 2014 opponent, and Garland and McGrath.

McGrath responded Monday to the photo, which she called “so troubling” and noted was published online “hours after the El Paso shooting.”

McConnell’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.

On the majority leader’s re-election website, supporters can donate to his campaign by purchasing their own tombstone gear: a “Socialism” tombstone shirt with a quote from McConnell on the back.

McConnell’s own remarks at Fancy Farm Saturday were drowned out somewhat by chants of “Moscow Mitch.”

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  1. No incitement to violence there, especially not a gravestone with your opponent’s name on it.

    And then they’ll be shocked, shocked!, when one of their followers takes it as a hint.

  2. Fractured shoulders are REALLY painful and Karma’s a bitch Mass Shooting Mitch!

  3. Does Moscow Mitch have a mock cast for his mock shoulder injury as well?

  4. In light of the mass shooting, those tombstones are beyond tone deafness! It is disrespectful to the people who died from gun violence. Moreover, it is a grotesque and gruesome act considering MoscowMitch aka MassacreMitch has been blocking gun legislation in the senate!

    Addendum:
    Let’s talk about socialism
    The real REPUBLICAN SOCIALISM!

    The Red States who voted for Trump e.g. Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana - have exceptionally high poverty rates and thus receive large shares of federal dollars.

    Remember in November 2020:

    The Socialism Irony:
    The Red States resent the Blue States
    Despite the Blue States subsidizing the Red States
    So who are the HYPOCRITES and REAL SOCIALISTS now?

  5. The GOP proving it is a death cult. :dizzy_face::grimacing::unamused::unamused:

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