McConnell Eviscerates Hillary at RNC: Scandals ‘Follow the Clintons Like Flies’

• July 19, 2016 10:34 pm


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) eviscerated Hillary Clinton and her legacy of scandal during his remarks at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

"I'm here to tell you Hillary Clinton will say anything, do anything, and be anything to get elected president, and we cannot allow it," he said.

McConnell's sharp differences with President Obama are well-known, but he said he gave him credit at least for being up-front about wanting to move the country to the far left.

"Not Hillary," he said. "She lied about her emails. She lied about her server. She lied about Benghazi. She even lied about sniper fire. Why, even she lied about why her parents named her Hillary. So I ask you a simple question. At a moment when so many feel betrayed by their government, why in the world would Democrats put forward such a candidate?"

Clinton has moved to the left on numerous issues during the primary season, including a full flip-flop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Keystone Pipeline, and wavering views on immigration, guns and education.

"Friends, not since Baghdad Bob has there been a public figure with such a tortured relationship with the truth," McConnell said. "Fortunately there's a clear choice before us, and it's not Hillary. You know what the next four years will look like with Hillary, and you know that if Hillary is president, we'll continue to slide, distracted by the scandals that follow the Clintons like flies."