In response to the newly-released recordings of Mitch McConnell’s remarks at a secret gathering of conservative donors convened by the Koch brothers, People For the American Way Political Director Randy Borntrager released the following statement:
“These recordings make it crystal clear that Mitch McConnell cares more about pandering to the likes of the Koch brothers than he does about fighting for everyday Kentuckians.
“Rather than whining to billionaires about raising the minimum wage — which, by the way, people in Kentucky favor nearly 2-to-1 — Sen. McConnell should be listening to the needs of his constituents. We need elected officials who are going to fight for the priorities of ordinary Americans, not just pander to wealthy special interests.”
This summer, People For the American Way has been organizing in Kentucky to expose Sen. McConnell’s support of big money in politics.