The Lincoln Project has a new ad out targeting Mitch McConnell that insinuates he became rich because of all his years in D.C. but it’s a lie. McConnell’s wealth increased because his wife, Elaine Chao, inherited a bunch of money from her family:
📺 After 35 years, Kentuckians are still waiting for the kinds of opportunities #RichMitch has worked so hard to give himself.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 28, 2020
If this sounds familiar, it should. McConnell’s opponent in 2014, Alison Lundergan Grimes, used this same BS in an ad only to get slapped down by numerous fact-checkers:
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) September 5, 2014
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) October 14, 2014
We eagerly await Glenn Kessler going doing his thing on this new ad:
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) September 5, 2014
As for the people behind the ad, they have to KNOW this is a false attack:
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) May 28, 2020
If you consider yourself a conservative activist of any stripe, and don't denounce Rick Wilson's group attacking Mitch McConnell, you're a fraud.
There's no gray area here.
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 28, 2020