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McConnell details 'responsibility to middle America' during RNC speech

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Posted at 8:01 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 08:44:02-04

During the final night of the Republican National Convention, one of President Donald Trump's strongest allies spoke: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

During his speech, McConnell made it clear he considers it his "responsibility to look out for middle America. This election is incredibly consequential from middle America. President Trump knows he inherited the first generation of Americans who couldn't promise their children a better life than their own. He's made it his mission of this administration to change that. I know because I work beside him every day."

McConnell slammed the Democratic Party for a myriad of issues for nearly two minutes.

He said Democrats, "want to defund the police and take away your second amendment rights. They want free healthcare for illegal immigrants. Yet they offered no protection at all for unborn Americans. They want to pack the Supreme Court with liberals intent on eroding our constitutional rights."

After the Senator spoke, the Kentucky Republican party released this statement:

As the only member of congressional leadership not from New York or California, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is an indispensable voice for Kentuckians, and tonight he highlighted his vision and record for moving our state and country forward. While Democrats like Amy McGrath and Joe Biden want to move us backwards with higher taxes and bigger government, Leader McConnell will continue getting Kentucky jobs, schools, families and businesses back on track. Tonight, Leader McConnell once again showed the entire country why we need him to continue fighting for middle America in Washington.

The Kentucky party also released a statement that said, "Congratulations to President Trump on accepting our party's nomination. As the 2020 Convention ends, the choice before us is clear: we can move forward with four more years of President Trump in the White House, or move backward with the failed record of Joe Biden and the Democrats."

The Party also stated they plan to back Republicans up and down the ticket in November to make the "Commonwealth a better place for families and businesses."