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Mitch McConnell checks in from Twitter jail to talk guns and protesters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave me an exclusive interview today that made news around the world. Senator McConnell finally addressed gun reform issues that have roiled America following last week’s dual mass shootings.

Mitch McConnell at home resting following a shoulder fracture (August 2019)

McConnell, homebound and healing from a fractured shoulder, also talked about protesters shouting threatening, profane chants at his home during late evening hours.

My phone started blowing up right away with links to The New York Times, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, ABC, and others who blasted out many of McConnell’s quotes about his call from President Trump that morning and how to slog forward to find bipartisan agreement on background checks, red flag laws, and more.

New York Times, August 8, 2019

According to McConnell, Trump is “anxious” to get some movement on gun legislation.

McConnell also gave his first comments on the profane protesters shouting for hours at night in front of his home. The organizer put it all on Facebook live but the McConnell “Team Mitch” twitter account was suspended with a directive to delete the protester video for its violent language and content.

The day after our radio interview, Twitter execs reopened the Team Mitch account. Multiple GOP groups threatened to pull advertising dollars for Republican candidates but Twitter claims they “reviewed this case more closely” and restored the account. Um…OK.

Team Mitch used a GIF of Mitch’s head on the body of “Shawshank Redemption” character Andy Dufresne just after he escapes the notorious prison.

McConnell told me he is not scared in his home and would “not be intimidated” by the swarm of haters outside. The senator claimed he doesn’t hear their chants while he watches baseball games.

The Courier Journal reports that state representative Attica Scott continues to suggest that protesters keep harassing McConnell at his home, where he eats, anyplace he goes.

screenshot: Fox News

Later, Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones came on the radio with me to discuss how his media career will continue during a (potential) senate run against McConnell. Jones and I dove into issues about guns, spirituality, raunchy protesters, and why he still chooses to receive a paper paycheck.

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