Kentuckians for Strong Leadership Praises McConnell, Questions Grimes’s Silence on Obama Nominee

For Immediate Release

March 5, 2014

Grimes a Silent Partner for Obama’s Agenda Today

(Louisville) Scott Jennings, Senior Advisor to Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, issued the following statement today following U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell successfully leading the opposition to President Obama’s flawed nominee for Assistant Attorney General:

“Mitch McConnell once again stood up for what’s in the best interest of Kentucky, especially for gun owners and our law enforcement community. President Obama nominated someone who believed in scaling back our Second Amendment rights and infringing on the rights of religious institutions. He nominated someone who represented one of the most heinous criminals in recent memory, a person who shot a police officer in the front, back and head and then bragged about it. Numerous law enforcement agencies – including some from Kentucky – vigorously opposed this nominee and Sen. McConnell fought for them and won.

“On the other hand, Alison Grimes was unforgivably silent on this matter. She has issued bizarre statements on other Senate issues, but was curiously off the grid today during this critical vote. When push comes to shove, Kentucky needs a Senator who will stand with law enforcement and against Obama’s misguided agenda. Grimes was Obama’s silent partner today. McConnell was the leader who stood up for Kentucky while Grimes proved yet again that she cannot be a strong independent voice for Kentucky in Washington.”

Media inquiries should be directed to Scott Jennings,  who can be reached at 502-649-3425 or Scott@RunSwitchPR.com

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