Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had a parting shot Tuesday evening for Don Blankenship, the West Virginia GOP Senate candidate who launched racial attacks on McConnell’s family and gave him the epithet “Cocaine Mitch.”
In an offensive campaign ad, Blankenship referred to McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and his father-in-law as his "China family."
Blankenship said that McConnell's father-in-law gave him money from his company which "was implicated recently in smuggling cocaine from Colombia to Europe, hidden aboard a company ship carrying foreign coal was $7 million dollars of cocaine and that is why we've deemed him 'Cocaine Mitch.'"
After West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey defeated the former coal magnate and ex-convict, the Team McConnell official Twitter account photoshopped an image from the Netflix drug lord series "Narcos" with McConnell’s face.
The show’s official Twitter account took notice, calling it a “low blow.”
Low blow, Mitch. https://t.co/5tk2Kf8X7Q— Narcos (@NarcosNetflix) May 9, 2018
Many on Twitter took notice as well.
oh my god https://t.co/I6mTch3P3f— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 9, 2018
This tweet will burn your hand. https://t.co/JBUm68JbTn— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) May 9, 2018
Troll value: eleventy billion points. https://t.co/8URBNl0WJl— David Martosko (@dmartosko) May 9, 2018