Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is under a great deal of pressure from Republicans to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the election in November.
Democrat challenger Amy McGrath, who is backed by the Democrat establishment desperate to oust McConnell from power, added to the pressure by staging a “retirement” party for McConnell outside his house over the weekend.
Clearly looking to drum up enthusiasm, McGrath’s campaign held a “neighborhood retirement party” for McConnell replete with catering and games. McGrath’s campaign was seen handing out yard signs to attendees as well.
Yes, you read that right — a candidate that is supposedly mounting a serious campaign against the most powerful Republican in the legislature spent her weekend staking out his home in order to bully him into retiring. Classy.
McGrath was handpicked by the establishment to take down McConnell, but her poll numbers have been flagging for months despite the massive influx of cash to her campaign.
Fox News reported: “Attendees were singing and waving signs outside McConnell’s house, as well as playing turtle-theme games, after a McGrath ad has referred to McConnell as a ‘swamp turtle'”
McConnell currently holds a seven-point polling lead over McGrath in spite of the Democrat party’s best efforts.
“It is unprecedented to openly host a protest outside of your opponent’s home,” said McConnell’s campaign press secretary Katharine Cooksey. “Especially as every Democrat calls for civility in campaigning. Not so civil!”