mitch mcconnells campaign selling cocaine mitch shirts

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Selling ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign is selling t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Cocaine Mitch,” coined by the Kentucky senator’s challenger in the 2018 midterm elections.

McConnell’s campaign tweeted about the shirts Wednesday morning, writing, “A year ago, a legend was born. Own your piece of history. #CocaineMitch.” The tweet was accompanied by a photo of the shirt, which features a faceless man and what is purportedly supposed to be cocaine sprinkled on it.

The campaign tweeted an image of the back, writing, “Become an official member of the Cartel!”

The back of the shirt has the words “Cartel Member” printed at the top.

One year ago, McConnell’s Republican opponent Don Blankenship called him “Cocaine Mitch” because he claimed McConnell’s father-in-law’s shipping company was implicated in a cocaine smuggling ring — a claim The Washington Post gave four Pinocchios.


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