From the KDP: McConnell Fails to Mention 1 Year Anniversary of Marshall County Shooting, Chooses Speech on Partisan Issues Instead

By NICOLE ERWIN

Kentucky Democratic Party

If it weren’t already clear that Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s priorities aren’t about his constituents in Kentucky, today was another sign.


On Wednesday, Senator Mitch McConnell addressed the Senate floor on several divisive issues but failed to mention those who lost their lives one year ago today in Marshall County, Ky.


On January 23, 2018 two Marshall County High School students were gunned down and killed, along with 14 other students who were injured when a teen took a gun from his step-father’s closet and opened fire inside Marshall County High School.


“Shame on Mitch McConnell. We’ve known for years now that all Mitch cares about is dividing our country and our state as much as possible. But to ignore one of the most tragic incidents in our commonwealth just one year after it happened is unfathomable. Mitch should apologize to the families, the Marshall County community and our commonwealth as a whole from the Senate floor,” Marisa McNee, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Democratic Party, said.


Heather Adams, a mother of a student at Marshall County High School, also shared her displeasure with McConnell in a tweet, saying: “McConnell spoke from the Senate floor today defending the hateful rhetoric of (Covington Catholic High School), while forgetting the students shot to death and injured 1 year ago at Marshall County High School in Kentucky. You forgot about us. #MarshallStrong”