At a luncheon in Kentucky on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was lectured on the reality of the claim that coal jobs will return to the U.S. under Trump by an angry constituent.
The woman prefaced the exchange by saying that she loved McConnell, to which the Senate Majority Leader said, “thank you, I needed that.”
However, she then launched into a rant about the truth behind claim that U.S. President Donald Trump is going to bring back the coal miners jobs, as well as what the ‘repeal and replace’ approach to Obamacare really means for these Americans.
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“The last I heard, these coal jobs are not coming back and now these people don’t have the insurance they need because they’re poor. And they work those coal mines, and they’re sick, the veterans are sick, the veterans are broken down, they’re not getting what they need.”
The disgruntled constituent then referenced McConnell’s reaction on the Senate floor earlier this month to Sen. Elizabeth Warren when she tried to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King that was critical of now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“If you can answer any of that, I’ll sit down and shut up like Elizabeth Warren.”
McConnell then responded by saying, “I hope you feel better now.” After the woman agreed, he failed to actually address her question and instead said, “anybody understood anything I had to say?”
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