CNN Panel Rips Amy McGrath for Kavanaugh Flip-Flop

Washington Free Beacon | 7/11/2019 | Philip Caldwell
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A CNN panel on Thursday slammed Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath for reversing her position on whether she would have voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday McGrath, who is running for Sen. Mitch McConnell's seat, said during an interview with the Courier-Journal that she "probably" would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh. Just hours later though, she took to Twitter to retract her comments and say that she would have voted no.

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McGrath's initial comments brought animus from Democrats outside Kentucky, for whom she relies on for much of her financial support, and her subsequent flip-flop reflected poorly on her preparedness for a high-profile race against the highest-ranking Republican in the Senate.

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Members of the CNN panel showed little sympathy for McGrath's backtrack on Kavanaugh.

"What a disaster!" said Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times. "This is just a disaster. I’m not sure what was worse, being for Kavanaugh or then having to flip so quickly and say you weren't."

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