Amy McGrath, the naval aviator, who has just announced her campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, is shuddering at the end of a television interview on Tuesday for an unpleasant moment when she tried to explain a controversial statement In the CNN interview, the Democratic candidate was asked to explain her statement: "The only feeling I can describe that comes close, was the feeling I had after 9/11. "
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McGrath told host Jake Tapper that she likened how she took stock of the country's state of affairs after the 2016 elections and how she responded to the September 1
"You know that many of us were inspired to act by what happened in 2016, by the mutual labeling that they are all communists, or that they are all or all of them, and the wrong news , The division of our country was something I had never seen before, "said McGrath.
McGrath admitted in retrospect that she "can understand why people might be upset about it.
But just like that The interview was over, McGrath awkwardly told Tapper, "Glad you're here."
McConnell's campaign eagerly spread the clip on Twitter and simply said, "This is embarrassing.
Trump Campaign spokesman Matt Wolking pointed out the end and said, "Stay tuned. "
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President Trump has already commented on McGrath's efforts to dismiss the Senate Majority Leader, comparing their comparison of September 11th. Trump wondered why Kentucky voters want their state to give up the position of majority leader by choosing "a new senator with little power in the hopefully minority party."