McConnell's wife criticized is trending on major search engines this weekend as Upcoming Yahoo News reported this Sunday, March 3, that Senate Republican Mitch McConnell recently blasted a liberal group on Saturday for criticizing his wife — former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao — for her Asian heritage.
With the political headline reading, “Mitch McConnell’s wife criticized,” Senator McConnell recently charged a liberal on group for its “hateful” tweets, calling their messages “an ultimate outrage” and “racial slurs.”
"They will not get away with attacking my wife in this campaign," McConnell told over 100 home-state supporters at a recent Republican dinner in Winchester.
One of the Twitter comments from the liberal group, Kentucky Progress, that the Senator took offense to again focused on her Asian heritage.
"This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress — she's his #wife," the group Kentucky Progress tweeted this Feb. 2013. "May explain why your job moved to #China!"
McConnell’s wife criticized led the Senator to quickly defend Chao. The Labor Secretary was born in Taiwan and later moved to the U.S. at the age of 8 with her family.
"Elaine Chao is just as much an American as any of the rest of them," McConnell said. "In fact, she had to go through a lot more to become an American."
Mitch McConnell’s aides have similarly been vocal on Twitter to attack the racist tweets, added the report.
"Secretary Chao and her family are shining examples of the American dream: salt-of-the-earth folks who escaped oppression, came here with nothing, joined our great melting pot, worked exceptionally hard to build a thriving business, and then dedicated so much of their lives to giving back," said Jesse Benton, manager of McConnell's re-election campaign. "It is unconscionable that anyone would use blatant race-baiting for political gain."