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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:56 PM

McConnell shrugs off questions about preferential treatment by Chao

Source: Politico


By MARIANNE LEVINE 06/11/2019 03:23 PM EDT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shrugged off a question Tuesday about whether he received special treatment from the Transportation Department because of his marriage to the agency's secretary, Elaine Chao.

“I was complaining to her just last night, 169 projects and Kentucky got only five,” he deadpanned. “I hope we’ll do a lot better next year.”

McConnell’s remarks at a weekly news conference came one day after POLITICO reported that Chao appointed a special liaison to assist with grant applications for the state of Kentucky. The special liaison, Todd Inman, offered guidance on grants that were of particular importance to McConnell, who is also up for re-election in 2020.

The agency has provided at last $78 million in grants for the state’s projects, according to the POLITICO report, which fueled a wave of criticism from ethics officials.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/11/mcconnell-elaine-chao-1360198

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Reply McConnell shrugs off questions about preferential treatment by Chao (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 11 OP
LiberalLovinLug Jun 11 #1
Grokenstein Jun 11 #2
guillaumeb Jun 11 #3
Brainfodder Jun 11 #4
Mr.Bill Jun 11 #5
cstanleytech Jun 11 #6
TeamPooka Jun 11 #7
BigmanPigman Jun 11 #8
JudyM Jun 11 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 11 #10
ffr Jun 12 #12
ffr Jun 12 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:01 PM

1. A shrug is good enough these days

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:15 PM

2. "Eh. Who's gonna step up and stop me?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:23 PM

3. He might be Trump's equal in lying, corruption, and lack of patriotism... eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:24 PM

4. This math is so hard



Rounding down to closest integer, the average state got 3 projects, the one he claims to represent got 5.

Turtle is


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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:45 PM

5. And that's not even considering

the size and population of the states, and what they pay in federal taxes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:52 PM

6. So was the liaison appointed to expedite the grants or as a firewall to prevent

accusations of favoritism?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:02 PM

7. "I'm corrupt. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:22 PM

8. We MUST get rid of him in 2020!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:43 PM

9. Absoeffinlutely.

Whatever it takes. He is ground zero.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:33 PM

10. Welcome to the swamp GOP style.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:06 AM

12. +1 n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:05 AM

11. Rachel throws Chao and Mitch under the bus

Rachel Maddow reports on another Trump administration scandal that would sink any other presidency.

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