McConnell Criticized For Remarks on Voter Turnout

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The Facts

  • Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is being criticized for apparently implying that African-Americans aren't Americans.

  • In response to concern about voting restrictions faced by people of color, McConnell stated: "The concern is misplaced.... African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans."


The Spin

Left narrative

McConnell is saying the quiet part of what he believes out loud. The comments are outrageous and the latest in a series of offensive comments on race and discrimination he has made over the years.

Right narrative

This is yet another phony scandal drummed up by the Left. McConnell clearly misspoke, and corrected himself afterwards. Biden gaffes morerr, and has made actual discriminatory remarks without being held accountable.


Political split

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