Twitter suspends Mitch McConnell’s campaign over profanity-laced video

"This is a problem with the speech police in America today,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden says

By Sarah K. Burris

Published August 8, 2019 3:30PM (EDT)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Getty/Alex Wong)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Getty/Alex Wong)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

It was less than 24 hours ago that a Washington Post reporter asked what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is thinking after a series of huge blunders.

Now it seems the McConnell campaign is dealing with another mistake. The Courier-Journal reported that the campaign posted a profanity-laced recording claiming it was an example of the threats that McConnell gets. After a series of mass shootings, it’s unclear why McConnell’s campaign is trying to draw attention to himself.

It’s unclear what mocking a cartoon has to do with a profanity-laced video posted to Twitter. The Lexington Herald-Leader, along with a number of websites and pundits, called out McConnell for posting a graveyard with tombstones just hours after a mass shooting and before another mass shooting. Many believed the tweet was tone-deaf, callous and insensitive of the cities shopping for actual headstones for graves this week.

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