McConnell Campaign Boasts Of Mock Tombstones For Garland, McGrath

McConnell Campaign Boasts Of Mock Tombstones For Garland, McGrath

McConnell Campaign Boasts Of Mock Tombstones For Garland, McGrath

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign is under fire for sharing a photo of a tombstone bearing a left-leaning opponent's name.

The senator has been staying at his Louisville home over the summer break as he recovers from a broken shoulder after a fall.

"Last night, an angry left-wing mob of Amy McGrath supporters stormed Senator McConnell's Louisville home screaming obscenities and hoping someone would 'just stab the motherf--r in the heart, '" the campaign tweeted.

McConnell's campaign manager Kevin Golden told CBS News in a statement the teens are high schoolers that are not part of the campaign staff.

According to WLKY, police were present at the scene and prevented the protesters, who were dragging shovels on the ground and creating loud noise, from reaching McConnell's home.

In another clip, a male protester is heard saying that "hopefully" someone has a "voodoo doll" to use against McConnell. That image appeared on McConnell's official campaign account.

Doxxing is a term used to describe the practice of revealing personal information, like addresses or phone numbers, about a private individual online. The Hill reports former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a campaign spokesperson for Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee also tweeted about the photo.

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pauses while speaking during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Ocasio-Cortez has slammed Sen.

She too lashed out at the Republican after his campaign team posted the tombstone photo soon after the deadly massacre in El Paso, Texas. This wasn't the first questionable image from the picnic, either: Mitch McConnell's social media team posted a photo of fake headstones - including one for Amy McGrath, one of McConnell's Democratic opponents - earlier in the day.

Amid his appearance at the Fancy Farm picnic Saturday in western Kentucky, McConnell, who has referred to himself the "Grim Reaper," shared on Twitter a photo of a display of fake grave markers erected outside the annual event.

In a statement, the McConnell described the supporters as "underage kids".

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