Lexington Herald-Leader: McGrath slams McConnell on Supreme Court confirmation

By BRUCE SCHREINER

Associated Press

Democrat Amy McGrath made a closing pitch to a statewide TV audience Monday night at a forum that took place as her Republican opponent in Kentucky — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — basked in the confirmation of another conservative to the Supreme Court.

While McGrath and Libertarian candidate Brad Barron took turns answering questions, McConnell finished shepherding through Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the nation's highest court.

Down in the polls and barely a week before Election Day, McGrath was on the attack from start to finish. The retired Marine combat pilot accused McConnell of misplaced priorities by pushing through Barrett's confirmation while another coronavirus relief package has stalled in Congress.

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