Dem Property hopeful says she felt like following 9/11 terror following Trump's election: report
A Democratic U.S. Residence hopeful from Kentucky compared the election of President Donald Trump to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot who won last month’s Democratic primary for the state’s 6th Congressional District, was caught creating the controversial remarks back in November 2017 for the duration of a &ldquoMeet the Candidates Series" occasion, the Washington Free of charge Beacon reported.
"And then, of course, the benefits of the election, we have a new commander-in-chief. And that morning I woke up like somebody had sucker punched me. I mean, I felt like, &lsquowhat has just occurred to my nation?&rsquo" McGrath said in the not too long ago revealed footage from the occasion. "The only feeling I can describe that’s any close to it was the feeling I had right after 9/11. What just occurred, exactly where are we going from right here,’ and it was that just sinking feeling of sadness, and I didn’t know what to do."
The 9/11 terror attack was the deadliest attack on the U.S. soil in the country&rsquos history. About 3,000 men and women died, including several officials from the Pentagon and initial responders.
The Republicans speedily jumped on McGrath&rsquos remarks, calling her to apologize for the comments she produced final year.
"In her personal words, Amy McGrath woke up the morning soon after President Donald Trump&rsquos election feeling the same way she felt soon after a terrorist attack exactly where 2,977 Americans had been killed," NRCC press secretary Maddie Anderson told The Beacon.
"Her rhetoric is deeply insensitive, divisive, and disappointing. She must apologize right away for saying that our President&rsquos election triggered her to knowledge the exact same emotions as the families of 9/11 victims.
McGrath, who is heavily backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee&rsquos (DCCC) work to flip Republican districts, will face incumbent Republican Rep. Andy Barr in the upcoming midterm elections. In 2016, Barr won the race by more than 20 points against his Democratic challenger.
Published at Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:32:00 +0000