Mitch McConnell Accepts Dem's Debate Challenge

  • 2019-09-03
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Mitch McConnell Accepts Dem's Debate Challenge
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Mitch McConnell) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Senator Mitch McConnell has responded to a challenge from a Kentucky Democrat Rep by accepting the challenge.

According to Fox News:

A Democratic congressman from Kentucky backed down Tuesday from his threat to run against Mitch McConnell – and admitted he was just joking -- after the Senate majority leader called his bluff and agreed to his demand for five debates.

On Monday, Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., was asked by a local news reporter from WHAS-TV if he planned on running against the Republican leader in 2020. Yarmuth initially said he had “no desire” to do so, but then smiled and said: “I will say this: If Mitch McConnell would agree to debate me five times in public, I’d do it.”

Yarmuth may not have expected the response.

“Accepted. When is the announcement? - MM,” McConnell said Tuesday morning through his campaign’s Team Mitch Twitter account. The post retweeted a local news article that included Yarmuth’s suggestion.

  The representative's office responded by claiming it was just a joke and he has no intention of running against McConnell. It is claimed they used the challenge to call attention to McConnell debating his eventual opponent.

 Source: TTN

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