Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been thrust into the light again after his state just ousted Republican Governor Matt Bevin in favor of strongly needed change. It seems though he is trying to do more harm than good.
On Wednesday, Kentucky Radio host Matt Jones, who is considering challenging McConnell in the 2020 election, was taken off the air after Kentucky’s Republican Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against him.
Jones issued a statement late Wednesday night, saying:
‘The complaint is absolute nonsense and very disappointing from someone as powerful as McConnell. I have said repeatedly in public and in filings with the FEC that I am not yet a candidate.’
Jones went on to say:
‘I understand iHeart Radio’s decision and don’t blame them. Since I will be making a decision on whether to run very soon, fighting this battle with the Senate Majority leader doesn’t make sense. I get it and still value my relationship with them. If I choose in the coming days not to run, I hope to extend my deal with iHeart Radio and continue KSR into the future.’
Jones also elaborated on the fact that McConnell seems to be worried about a sports radio show and sees it as a threat. Perhaps, Governor Bevin’s loss has sent him grasping for straws now in his longly held state.
‘One would think that a man who has at his disposal all the media outlets in America, an unending supply of corporate donations and all the platforms a person could ever need would not be frightened of a sports radio show in Kentucky. Alas, I guess that is not correct. I am disappointed but still love KSR and know that my co-hosts will keep it entertaining for everyone.’
Jones also wrote:
‘Senator McConnell has complained that having me on air is unfair and the man who speaks often about the importance of free speech and the exchange of public ideas has decided to cut off mine.’
He admitted that “fighting this battle with the majority leader doesn’t make sense” although he had planned to continue his show for a few more weeks while he made his decision.
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