McConnell says number one Hillary concern is the Clinton Foundation; Says GOP in a dog fight to hang on to the Senate

08/11/2016 07:15 PM

MIDDLETOWN – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says people should be more concerned about the Clinton Foundation rather than Hillary Clinton’s emails.

McConnell, who spoke Thursday before members of the Middletown Chamber of Commerce, said that the number one problem with Hillary Clinton is the not the email scandal but the Clinton Foundation, and he questioned why it was not shut down when she became secretary of state.

Clinton’s involvement in the activities of foundation donors while serving as secretary of state has raised questions about whether she followed ethics requirements imposed on her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton at the outset of her tenure.

“I think just observing who the contributors were, which foreign countries were involved while she was secretary of state, I think that was a major sort of ethical blind spot,” McConnell said. “She ought not be president of the United States.”

McConnell also acknowledged that it will be a battle for Republicans to maintain control of the U.S. Senate calling the situation “dicey”.

“We, meaning Senate Republicans, have 24 members up, and our Democratic friends only have 10,” McConnell said. “We have very competitive races in new Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and over in Indiana. It’s a dog fight.”

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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