After a surprisingly close primary win for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, I asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if he would offer support for Bevin’s re-election in the November general election.
McConnell and Bevin have a complicated relationship stemming back to Bevin’s campaign to unseat McConnell in 2014. The McConnell team labeled their opponent Bailout Bevin, calling him a con man and liar.
Today on WHAS Radio, Senator McConnell promised to fully support Bevin’s re-election. Kentucky’s senior senator also touted attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron, a former McConnell staffer. Kentucky has not had a Republican attorney general since the 1940s.
📻 @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell on helping @GovMattBevin win in November, acrimony between @realDonaldTrump & @SpeakerPelosi, value of impeachment for @GOP, and raising cigs purchases to 21+ 🎙️ https://t.co/Ia4j1kPEoq #USpolitics #KYpolitics #Elections2019 @840WHAS pic.twitter.com/E6WHKF5Lh2
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) May 23, 2019
As for the ongoing acrimony between President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, here are both sides of the story. First from the Speaker of the House:
Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said Pelosi’s account of the failed presidential meeting was untrue, that Trump calmly left the room and Pelosi told Conway “I don’t speak to staff.”
President Trump: "I'm an extremely stable genius." pic.twitter.com/b9iL5DBtUF
— The Hill (@thehill) May 24, 2019