The Chatter: McConnell calls on Trump to condemn violence; Samantha Bee targets Gov. Bevin

03/15/2016 04:09 PM

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is advising Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to condemn violence at his political gatherings.

Kentucky’s senior Senator talked with Trump on Tuesday morning as the New York real estate mogul was trying to win support from the GOP establishment on his road to the nomination.

“I took the opportunity to recommend to him that no matter who may be triggering these violent expressions or conflicts that we’ve seen in some of these rallies, it might be a good idea to condemn that and discourage it, no matter what the source of it is,” McConnell said at a news conference Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

According to the newspaper McConnell would not respond to questions about how Trump responded to his suggestions of condemning the violence stemming from the candidate’s rallies.

“I’m only going to quote myself,” McConnell said, according to the paper.

Gov. Matt Bevin awarded “Elected Paperweight of the Month”

First year Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has found himself with a commendation he likely wasn’t expecting from national cable show ‘Full Frontal’ on TBS.

‘Full Frontal’ host Samantha Bee targeted Bevin after he took to social media with a video claiming lawmakers were not showing up for work.

Bevin’s video was shot in the House chambers despite members working across the street in the Capitol annex.

“Oh my god. Guess what dumb, dumb the legislature’s always empty at 11, because it doesn’t convene until 4 pm,” Bee yells after showing clips from the now viral video.

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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