Mitch McConnell’s Grotesque Lobbyist Army Is Everything Wrong With Politics

In The Young Turks on YouTube by Hlarson0 Comments

“When Mitch McConnell rallied a crowd of supporters here a few days before the election, familiar faces greeted him — and not just Kentuckians.

Washington lobbyists, many of them former McConnell aides, were packed in among members of his current Hill staff and local volunteers at a Best Western meeting room Saturday morning to hear “the boss,” as many still call him, whether they still work for him or not.

“A lot of what you see is the ‘Mc-family,”’ said Hunter Bates, a former McConnell chief of staff who is a co-founder of Republic Consulting, a boutique lobbying firm with offices in Kentucky and Washington.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Anna Palmer / Politico:

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