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Mitch McConnell angers Twitter with comment on African American voters

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has caused an outrage on Twitter following his recent comment on African American voters.

McConnell held a press conference on Wednesday (January 19) to address the voting pattern of ‘Americans’ and ‘African Americans.’

He held the press conference after a debate in which Democrats and Republicans argued about a Republican filibuster that prevented the passing of voting rights legislation.

However, he committed a huge bunder while comparing the patterns of ‘Americans’ and ‘African Americans.’

When a reporter asked McConnell what his message was for people of color regarding their upcoming voting rights, he said: “Well, the concern is misplaced. Because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”

His comment prompted an outrage on Twitter, with thousands of African Americans, including high profile politicians, calling him out. It also prompted a new hashtag called #MitchPlease.

Mitch McConnell hasn’t issued any statement since making this comment, neither has he apologised on his social media pages.

David Mawuli
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