Meghan McCain: Viral video of McConnell tripping ‘just gross and heartless’


Meghan McCain, the daughter of late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMark Kelly raises eye-popping million in Arizona Senate race Democrats’ outrage machine targets Buttigieg, Biden Mellman: Trump after Mueller MORE (R-Ariz.), on Friday said that she thought a viral video mocking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell called himself ‘rock star’ following Kavanaugh confirmation process Poll: Most Dems say ObamaCare hasn’t improved premium costs Rand Paul blocks resolution calling for release of Mueller report MORE (R-Ky.) after a fall was “gross and heartless.”

“Mitch McConnell had polio as a child and his leg is partly paralyzed because of it — again, where is our empathy and compassion?” McCain said in a tweet.

“Fight him on policy if you disagree with him but this is just gross and heartless,” she continued. 


McCain’s joined the chorus of hundreds of others on social media who have spoken out against the video.


The video was shared on Wednesday by former Clinton adviser Adam Parkhomenko.

“I’ve obtained new footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America,” he said in a tweet including the clip at the time.


He shared another tweet promoting the video a day later, saying: “Yesterday I posted this new found footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America.”

“368,000 views overnight. Mitch McConnell does not want you to let this video get up to 1,000,000 views,” he continued.


In another tweet on Thursday, Parkhomenko responded to the backlash he had received for sharing the video, saying he wouldn’t delete the tweet until “Mitch stops trying to take away coverage from those with pre-existing conditions or…in general.” 

“Weird how we never hear about McConnell’s polio when he’s trying to take away people’s healthcare or looking the other way when Rand goes anti-vaxxer,” he said in the tweet. “I will delete the tweet when Mitch stops trying to take away coverage from those with pre-existing conditions or…in general.”


The Hill has reached out to McConnell’s office for comment.

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