FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Although Mitch McConnell’s campaign says they are quickly selling out of their new “Cocaine Mitch” t-shirts, not everyone is thrilled with the design.
“Cocaine Mitch” became a catchphrase during 2018’s political season. Now, McConnell’s team turned what was meant to be an insulting accusation into a marketable item.
Riding the branding, Team Mitch is now selling “Cocaine Mitch” t-shirts to allow fans to be a part of the Senate Majority Leader’s “cartel.”
A year ago, a legend was born. Own your piece of history. #CocaineMitch
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) May 8, 2019
One Kentucky woman, who lost her son to an opioid overdose, is calling on the Senator to stop selling the shirts.
Tanya Stamper Meeks has started a Change petition and wrote an open letter to McConnell. In the letter, Meeks cited her personal tragedy as well as Kentucky’s opioid epidemic as a reason to stop selling the shirts.
“My son Seth was a 19-year-old young adult, a freshman in college, had a job, was dating and just living his best life. December 3, 2014 he lost his life to a heroin overdose,” wrote Meeks.
Meeks is calling for Team Mitch to stop the sale of the t-shirts and to donate the money.