McConnell says he and Obama are both 'descendants of slave holders' Print
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by The Hill Press   
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:08

mitch-mcconnellWASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brushed off a question about an NBC News report that his great-great-grandfathers owned slaves, saying it puts him in the same camp as former President Barack Obama.

McConnell appeared to smile as a reporter asked him during a weekly press conference if he knew that his family once owned slaves, and if it changed his position on reparations for African Americans.

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