McGrath was also a Marine and it has been stated by critics that her comments are an embarrassment to her and the Marine Corp.
Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell’s 2020 challenger, Amy McGrath, appeared on CNN Tuesday to explain her comments likening the Trump election to 9/11.
Jake Tapper asked McGrath to explain her controversial comments towards the end of the interview in what’s being called an “awkward moment” by Fox. She attempted to explain, saying the Trump election and 9/11 forced the country into a similar state of being and that both the events were surprises.
Her comments do not sit well with 9/11 responders. Ed Mullins, President of the Sergeants Benevolence Association, a New York-based police-advocacy organization, had sharp words for McGrath when he learned of her statements.
“I worked 9/11. I was there many, many days,” Mullins told the Daily Caller News Foundation, “For her to compare winning an election — because the American people followed our democracy and elected someone [she] disagree[s] with — to the 9/11 vicious attack, what [is she] thinking?”