The MSM has decided to attack Mitch McConnell over something his great great grandparents did.
On Monday night, NBC News published an article revealing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves.
This is clearly “news” because Mitch McConnell opposes reparations.
— Garrett Fox (@GHASF) July 10, 2019
Here’s what Mitch had to say about reparations back in June:
Mitch McConnell on why he opposes reparations for slavery: "No one currently alive was responsible for that." pic.twitter.com/e3hFHQQke9
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 18, 2019
“No one currently alive was responsible for that.”
He’s EXACTLY right… and the same CONTINUES to hold true, REGARDLESS of what his freaking ancestors did.
Speaking of which… Kamala Harris’ family owned slaves, too. Is that important, or is it fine since she’s on the “right” side of the narrative on this one:
Guess who else is descended from slave owners?
— Rep. Steven Smith 🇺🇸 (@RepStevenSmith) July 9, 2019
Fake News NBC does a big story with lots of research showing how Mitch McConnell's family once owned slaves. A quick google search will show that Kamala Harris family did too. Guess NBC ran out of time and money and couldn't do that story too? https://t.co/kEKlpOcxYU
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) July 9, 2019
#News: Kamela Harris is a direct descendant of infamous slave and plantation owner Hamilton Brown, per her father Donald J. Harris.
Link to full interview https://t.co/UdVGJfQeQn
Will Kamela apologize for her family's role in slavery? pic.twitter.com/1CxyVromNd
— Mαχιмυs🔥Dєρlσrαвιlιs (@Maximus_4EVR) July 2, 2019
Yeah, um… that’s clearly not important.
But so anyway, McConnell responded to the reports, and it was ABSOLUTE PERFECTION:
"You know, I found myself once again in the same position as President Obama. We both oppose reparations. And we both are the descendants of slave holders."
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 9, 2019
LIKE. A. BOSS.
According to Daily Wire:
Back in 2007, The Guardian reported that amateur genealogical researcher William Reitwiesner found Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, George Washington Overall, owned two slaves in Kentucky. Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall, also owned two slaves. Duvall was a descendent of Maureen Duvall, “whose estate owned at least 18 slaves in the 17th century,” the Guardian reported.
Back in the day, Obama opposed reparations, too:
In 2004, Obama said reparations “would be an excuse for some to say we’ve paid our debt” and stop efforts to heal, USA Today reported. Obama did not call for reparations or pursue the issue during his two presidential terms.
So we’re done here, right?