McConnell ducks question on migrant caravan at U.S. Mexico border

04/30/2018 03:52 PM

LOUISVILLE — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell side-stepped a question from Pure Politics Monday morning on the dozens of migrants now at the U.S. Mexico border.

The Central American migrants traveled en masse to the United States where they are pleading for asylum.

“We’ve got Mexico to work with us on stopping a lot of what’s pouring in, but we have the worst laws anywhere in the world,” President Trump said in response to the so-called migrant caravan.

National media outlets are reporting the migrants are vowing to remain outside of an immigration processing center near San Diego, California until every single person in the group is admitted into the United States.

Speaking in Louisville at an opioid press conference, on Monday, McConnell ducked a question on the stand-off when asked by Pure Politics about the situation.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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