We’ve gone almost a whole day without pointing and laughing at Mitch McConnell’s campaign, which is about 23 hours too long, so let’s look at the next turd that’s dropped at that shitshow:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager, Jesse Benton, announced his resignation amid questions about his alleged role in 2012 Iowa bribery scandal.
Benton’s resignation is effective Saturday.
The major staff change comes amidst a bribery scandal from when he was the political director for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) during the 2012 presidential campaign that could spill over into McConnell’s re-election fight. Benton has stressed that he is innocent and blamed “inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors.”
I think the notion that Paul’s 2012 political director would have been involved in the Paul campaign’s $73,000 bribe to an Iowa State Senator is a little more than a “rumor”, but my therapist tells me I’m the cynical kind.
Also, too: this is the same asshole who said he was holding his nose for two years to work for McConnell. I can’t improve on John’s original title, so I’m re-using it for this moron’s swan song.