Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko, who once worked for Hillary Clinton, is doubling down on his ridicule of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, even after recognizing how unfortunately callous it is. Parkhomenko shared a video of McConnell stumbling on to a stage, with what he thought was a clever caption.
Yesterday I posted this new found footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America. 368,000 views overnight. Mitch McConnell does not want you to let this video get up to 1,000,000 views. pic.twitter.com/PZTGBGOrjt— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 4, 2019
Almost immediately, social media users informed him that McConnell had polio as a child and the condition sometimes reverberates into adulthood.
He had polio as a kid and has trouble getting up and down stairs. https://t.co/FJtyCpwaqk— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) April 4, 2019
Dude. He had polio as a kid. https://t.co/pKkaUsphYO— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) April 4, 2019
That didn't matter much to Parkhomenko. Behold the double down.
Weird how we never hear about McConnell’s polio when he’s trying to take away people’s healthcare or looking the other way when Rand goes anti-vaxxer. I will delete the tweet when Mitch stops trying to take away coverage from those with pre-existing conditions or...in general. https://t.co/pBMwpvU8Lm— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 4, 2019
Refresh his Twitter page and nope, you won't find an apology. As per usual in politics, he deflects and pontificates instead of apologizing. What about this? What about that? For instance, he demands journalists answer for why they didn't sympathize with Hillary Clinton when she fell down stairs. As counter punchers noted, she routinely downplayed her health issues, while McConnell has always been upfront about his polio.
Watching cap hill reporters run to Mitch McConnel’s defense explains how he’s been able to do all of the terrible things that he has done, including in the last 24 hours.— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 4, 2019
This guy had a good solution.
When you make fun of a polio victim, maybe apologize and move on...instead of acting like a dumbass? https://t.co/YtnniV0I6K— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 4, 2019
Despite the cruelty, it looks like McConnell is doing just fine. In yet another win for him in terms of the judiciary, the Senate just reformed confirmation rules.