Posted on February 27, 2013

Kentucky Group Slammed for Racist Tweet on McConnell’s Wife

Todd Beamon, Newsmax, February 26, 2013

Conservatives have blasted a liberal group in Kentucky for a Twitter posting that alludes to the race of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s wife.

“This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress — she’s his #wife,” the Feb. 14 tweet from Progress Kentucky reads, CNN reports. It references the Kentucky Republican’s official twitter account. “May explain why your job moved to #China!”

McConnell’s wife is former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, the first female Asian-American to hold a Cabinet post. She served in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2009.

“It is unconscionable that anyone would use blatant race-baiting for political gain,” McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, told CNN on Tuesday. {snip}

“Progress Kentucky should be ashamed of itself,” Benton continued. {snip}