The Misadventures of Moscow Mitch: Lexington Herald-Leader: ‘We need help.’ McGrath criticizes McConnell for federal COVID-19 response.

By DANIEL DESROCHERS

Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath criticized the federal government’s coronavirus relief package Monday, saying it had “holes” and painting it as a bailout for big corporations as the number of COVID-19 cases surges in Kentucky.

“We need help,” McGrath said after speaking to the Madison County Democratic Women’s Club. “And it’s just unacceptable to just dole out billions, $500 billion for corporations to bail out Wall Street and then turn around and say to state and local governments — public schools, firefighters, teachers, social workers, the very fabric of our society — well you ought to go bankrupt.”

As it has upended the lives of Kentuckians, the COVID-19 pandemic — and the federal response to it — has become a defining issue of the 2020 campaign for U.S. Senate.

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