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Kentucky’s last Democratic Congressman could have his career ended by redistricting

Many members of Congress representing districts in states dominated by the opposite party are careful to pull their punches before redistricting. Not Kentucky’s Rep. John Yarmuth, (D-Louisville).

A member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Yarmuth has supported impeachment since December of 2017, and has been a big supporter of single-payer healthcare. He is also an outspoken supporter of gun control, and he has an A-rating from Planned Parenthood. Some of his behavior may just be habitual – he has always been this way – but with Kentucky Republicans in full control of the legislature for the first time ever, it might finally backfire.

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While Kentucky does have some stipulations on how congressional maps can be drawn, they mostly focus on avoiding county splits between districts. A similar map to the one above would comply with those requirements while ensuring Yarmuth’s defeat in any of the three districts that contain a portion of his native Louisville.

New district lines are drawn by the legislature every 10 years and configuring the seats to spread out Democratic voters is easily done. The lines can be vetoed by the governor, but vetoes can be overridden with a simple majority in Kentucky. If GOP Gov. Matt Bevin is reelected, that would not be an obstacle.

Since Republicans control the state legislature and the United States Supreme Court has ruled that redistricting complaints are non-justiciable in federal court, Democrats’ only resort to save Yarmuth would be to sue in Kentucky state court. However, the Kentucky Supreme Court has a conservative majority, so a lawsuit would be unlikely to succeed.

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It is also worth noting that Kentucky is just one example of where Republicans may gain seats in redistricting. The attached map illustrates where Republicans are primed to make gains after new maps are implemented. A rough estimate suggests the GOP may gain somewhere around 20-25 seats. For context, Democrats currently have an 18-seat majority in the House.

But while drawing out Yarmuth is just a question of whether the Kentucky GOP has the backbone to do it, redistricting in other states will be directly affected by elections in 2019 and 2020. The plan in future articles is to look at those elections and the possible congressional maps in states where the GOP stands to gain.

Follow @il_american on Twitter and stay tuned for more articles on redistricting.

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Cocaine Mitch to Dems: Impeachment Is Not a Tool to Be Used for “Relitigating” Elections You Lost

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Talk of impeaching President Trump is once again at fever pitch in Washington, DC as the House’s Orange Man Bad Caucus (erroneously) thinks they finally have enough goods on Trump to impeach him.

It’s increasingly likely that their latest foray into impeachment will go as disastrously as their last one, which perhaps is one reason of many why Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a blistering statement this week noting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has lost control of her “far-left conference.”

More importantly, McConnell reminded Democrats once again that the process of impeachment is not a tool to be used for the highly partisan purpose of “relitigating” elections they’ve lost:

Washington Democrats have been searching for ways to reverse their 2016 election defeat since before President Trump was even inaugurated.

The result has been a two-and-a-half-year impeachment parade in search of a rationale. When investigations by Special Counsel Mueller and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence deflated their breathless accusations of a campaign conspiracy with Russia, Democrats have simply shifted to new arguments for their predetermined conclusion.

Speaker Pelosi’s much-publicized efforts to restrain her far-left conference have finally crumbled. House Democrats cannot help themselves. Instead of working together across party lines on legislation to help American families and strengthen our nation, they will descend even deeper into their obsession with relitigating 2016.

Here’s his full statement below:

President Trump has okayed a Wednesday release of the “complete, fully declassified and unredacted” transcript of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

In addition to that, Politico reports that the White House is in the process of releasing the “whistleblower” complaint that prompted the latest round of impeachment fever, which Congress could receive as soon as Friday.

Stay tuned.

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Kentucky Governor Releases an Ad Fighting for Women Athletes’ Dreams of Success: ‘What if That Shot was Taken Away?’

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has released a new ad in his race against Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear.

The video proposes a world where Beshear-backed policies leave girls with the short end of the stick in the world of athletics.

“All female athletes want is a fair shot in competition,” the ad’s female narrator says.

“What if that shot was taken away by a competitor who claims they’re a girl, but was born a boy?”


It’s a really good question, and it’s happening to girls already — see here, here, here, and here.

Men and women, of course, are extremely different. It’s in the name of fairness that we have male and female leagues.

Here’s Joe Rogan with a great bit of explanation about all that:



The Kentucky ad summarizes:

“Andy Beshear supports legislation that would destroy girls’ sports. He calls it ‘equality.’”

Then comes the part of the ad I don’t understand: “Maybe.”

Maybe?

Moving on:

“But is it fair?” the narration asks.

In a move that I find shocking, Democrats are pushing for a day when a female boxer faces down a man who’s poised to break every bone in her face.

And this is the party for women?

Strange way of showin’ it.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here, here, here, and here.

See more pieces from me:

Every House Democrat But One: 234 Elected Officials Demand The Extermination Of Women’s Sports. #TimesUp

Nike Model Claims Men Can’t Be Women & Loses Her Agent. Her Next Shocker Makes Things Much Worse

Every House Democrat Voted To Crush The Dreams Of Women Athletes With The Ironically-Named ‘Equality Act’

Science Report: Sex-Based Sports Must Be Eradicated In Favor Of ‘Nuanced Approach.’ The New Criteria Are Stunning

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Let the Memes Begin: Video Shows Bernie Sanders Punching a Speed Bag – and It Hits Back

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a rally in Louisville, KY on Sunday at the Muhammad Ali Center where his main focus was to attack Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in his own backyard.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported on the rally and what Sanders said to fire up the crowd of around 2,000:

Sanders, fighting to be the Democratic nominee in 2020, accused McConnell of blocking important legislation in the U.S. Senate at the behest of corporate interests and detriment of the working class.

“I say to Mitch McConnell: Please stand with the working people in Kentucky and America, not your wealthy campaign contributors,” Sanders said.

Sanders told the crowd that McConnell was obstructing legislation recently passed by the U.S. House that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15, expand background checks on gun purchases and strengthen the country’s election security from foreign attacks.

McConnell has the right to vote against those bills and explain such opposition to his constituents, but he lacks the right to “stop democracy in the United States Senate,” the Vermont senator said.

As it turns out, McConnell wasn’t Sanders’s only target. Since the 2020 presidential candidate was at the Ali Center, sometime before or after his speech, he took a few swings at a speed bag, according to video posted by Reddit user cmplxgal on Monday.

I couldn’t embed the video, but multiple Twitter users posted an abbreviated, soundless clip of Sanders punching – and then the bag punching him back:

The video appears to be authentic, and was filmed sometime during the course of an interview with Vice News:

Needless to say, the jokes have already started:

I’m anxiously awaiting reactions to this video from Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Dan Crenshaw and/or President Trump. Should be epic.

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Did Amy McGrath Henderson Get Potential Opponent Matt Jones Fired?

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Even though the Lexington Herald-Leader has become yet another McClatchy rag, occasionally we’ll get some decent sort-of local stories:

Jones says McGrath’s campaign got him pulled from TV show. But did she get him fired?

By Daniel DesRochers | August 19, 2019 12:21 PM

Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones publicly waded into the controversy over LEX18’s decision to fire him last week, saying on his radio show Monday that the campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath got him pulled from his television show last month.

“I knew they had done it,” Jones said Monday morning, adding that he didn’t say so publicly at the time because he didn’t want to appear whiny.

He stopped short of directly blaming McGrath for his ultimate firing on Friday, unlike an article published Sunday by online publication The Intercept that cited anonymous sources who said McGrath campaign manager Mark Nickolas bragged about getting Jones fired.

Did they? Amy McGrath Henderson’s¹ campaign denied any involvement in Mr Jones’ termination by WLEX-TV. LEX18 released a statement in which the station stated that it was Mr Jones’ decision to write a book critical of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, entitled “Mitch Please,” which got him eligible for unemployment compensation. That Mr Jones doesn’t like Mr McConnell is rather obvious by his flirting with a decision to run against him next year, something for which he was on an administrative leave until he took a decision, but announcing the writing of a book like that clearly put him at odds with hosting a (sort of) news show.

And I’ve seen the show “Hey, Kentucky!” a couple of times. It follows Channel 18’s 7:00 to 7:30 PM local news show, going over some of the same stories with (purportedly) edgier commentary, but really, it isn’t very good.

The will-he, won’t-he game by Jones has cast a shadow on the early stages of McGrath’s campaign for U.S. Senate. McGrath pulled in more than $5 million during the first week of her campaign last month, but Jones was among several early critics who said she appeared inauthentic during her launch. In an early gaffe, McGrath said she would have voted to confirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and then quickly backtracked.

“I think she has let the national Democratic Party and the consultants consult her to death. They have literally taken the personality out of her,” Jones said at a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce forum in July.

‘Tak(ing) the personality out of her’ might be a good thing for Mrs Henderson, who has previously told voters in the Sixth Congressional District, which Donald Trump carried by a 55% to 37% margin that “The only feeling I can describe that’s any close to it (Mr Trump’s election victory) was the feeling I had after 9/11.“² Mrs Henderson basically said, to the voters of the sixth district, ‘You are indistinguishable from the terrorists who hijacked those four jetliners in 2001. Your attitude toward our country is no different from that of Osama bin Laden. You are just plain unAmerican, and are really enemies of America.’

Later, the campaign of Representative Andy Barr (R-KY 6th), Mrs Henderson’s opponent in 2018, found a tape of her speaking at a fundraiser in Massachusetts, saying “I am further left, I am more progressive, than anyone in the state of Kentucky.”

Then, earlier this year, she flip-flopped on whether she would have voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Yeah, she needs some consultants to take the personality out of her, because her personality isn’t going to carry a very red state like Kentucky. If she couldn’t beat a solidly conservative but nevertheless hardly flashy congressman like Mr Barr in the Commonwealth’s second most liberal district, she isn’t going to defeat Senator McConnell statewide.

Did Mrs Henderson’s campaign have something to do with Mr Jones’ dismissal by LEX18? I don’t know, but does it even matter? Political campaigns are noted for being nasty contests, and it wouldn’t have surprised me if her campaign had something to do with it, but that’s not proof.

Mr McConnell has never lost an election, and unless he just flat falls over dead, he’s not going to lose to whomever the Democrats nominate in 2020.
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² – Mrs Henderson made this statement at a campaign event for the various candidates for the Democratic nomination to oppose Representative Andy Barr (R-KY 6th), so she was appealing to Democratic primary voters only. Mrs Henderson won a surprise victory over Mayor Jim Gray (D-Lexington). Primary elections in the Bluegrass State are closed by party registration.
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Racist Bette Midler Gets Bulldozed on Twitter After Forgetting Cocaine Mitch Is Married to Elaine Chao

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When actress Bette Miller isn’t shrieking about President Trump allegedly “inciting” deranged racist gunmen to “do his dirty work”, the left-wing hacktivist is engaging in other liberal double standards. Most notable among them is victim-shaming conservative women who have shared their #MeToo stories, and going on racist rants about black Trump supporters.

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Here’s what Midler posted (language warning):

The problem? McConnell has been married to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao since 1993:

Now, it’s quite possible that Midler does know that McConnell is married to Chao, and wrote the tweet anyway. It wouldn’t be the first time a female Democrat pretended a conservative female “didn’t count” because they refused to march in lockstep with the feminist left.

Either way, it’s not a good look for Midler, who really should spend more time learning how to act like a normal, civilized human being for a change.

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Black GOP candidate told to “stop eating the ‘coon flakes’ in KY AG race

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In case you haven’t fully gotten the message, African-American Democrats are really angry with any African-American Republican that embraces President Trump. Then, if an African-American Republican runs for an elected office, well, the racial slurs fly… from the Democrats. The race for Kentucky’s Attorney General is no different – just ask Daniel Cameron.

Daniel Cameron is an African-American Republican candidate for attorney general in Kentucky. He came under attack by Dawn Elliott, a liberal female African-American lawyer and co-host of a political talk radio show, this week. Cameron is running against Democrat Greg Stumbo, a 67-year-old white Democrat who is a former Attorney General of Kentucky and long-time state lawmaker.

Cameron, a former general counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, proudly announced his endorsement by President Trump — and that didn’t sit well with Ms. Elliott. She told Cameron to “stop eating the coon flakes”. Yikes! In the mind of Elliott, Trump is “trying to destroy” black people. Hyperbole, much?

But Dawn Elliott, who said Cameron needs to “stop eating the ‘coon flakes’ the White House is serving,” isn’t backing down. The outspoken radio show host said the association with Trump is a slap in the face to African Americans and that Cameron needs to explain his position to black voters.

“To sit there and be so proud of someone who is an open racist is shameful,” said Elliott, an attorney who co-hosts a political talk show on WLOU 1350 AM. “Why would anyone of color want to side with someone who is trying to destroy us?”

Daniel Cameron explained he is a life-long Republican and doesn’t need to be told what to think by Democrats, thank you very much.

Republicans in Kentucky haven’t held the Office of Attorney General since World War II. If elected, the former University of Louisville football player would be the first African-American to hold the seat. It sounds like maybe Ms. Elliott is a bit nervous that in Trump-friendly Kentucky, Cameron may have a shot at victory with Trump’s endorsement. Her ugly talk speaks more about herself than it does about Mr. Cameron.

The Republican Party of Kentucky is publicizing the fact that they have three non-white candidates running for state-wide offices while the Democrats have none. Ms. Elliott’s concern may be justified in her concern if more African-American Democrats look to electing a candidate based on his race rather than his political party affiliation.

Louisville sports radio host Raashaan Myers, a Democrat, said he is keeping an open mind about Cameron’s historic bid.

“Anytime you can have a first and have an African American have an opportunity to do something new, it’s motivating and I love it,” said Myers, who is black. “You can still be excited for Daniel whether Donald Trump likes him or doesn’t like him. I’m not going to allow Trump to tell me who I should or shouldn’t support.”

During an interview with guest host Brian Kilmeade on “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, Cameron addressed a political flyer distributed by his opponents with an Old West-style theme. The “Most Wanted” poster is of McConnell and Cameron with a reference to Big Pharma. He said he’s seen worse.

“This is not about me,” he said. “Enough is enough. The black community is told day in and day out they have to speak with one voice and that is the voice of the Democratic Party.”

Continuing to respond to the criticisms, Cameron said Democrats preach “tolerance” but appear intolerant when it comes to political viewpoints that run counter to theirs.

We’ll see what happens on Tuesday, November 5 when Kentucky voters go to vote.

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Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest

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Senator Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign remained locked out of its Twitter account Thursday morning after posting a tweet that included a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville, Ky., home.

The tweet, in which the campaign labeled the protesters an “angry left-wing mob,” is no longer visible on the account, @Team_Mitch. But Kevin Golden, Mr. McConnell’s campaign manager, said that Mr. McConnell’s staff members had not deleted the tweet themselves and were still unable to use the account.

In a statement, a Twitter spokeswoman said the company had temporarily locked the account because it had posted “a tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.”

The company’s policy prohibits users from sharing content that includes violent threats made against an individual or a group. That left Mr. McConnell’s team in the unusual position of being locked out of its account for posting a video of a threat that had been made against Mr. McConnell.

“We’re discussing our options and we hope Twitter reconsiders their position,” Mr. Golden said.

The Louisville Courier-Journal was first to report the news.

The Twitter lockout punctuates a turbulent week for Mr. McConnell’s campaign, which drew criticism after two separate episodes involving social media, and for Mr. McConnell himself. The majority leader is recovering from a fractured shoulder and is under pressure from Democrats and some Republicans to bring up gun control legislation in the Senate in the wake of two mass shootings that killed more than 30 people and injured dozens more.

Critics of Mr. McConnell’s inaction on gun control pilloried him on Twitter using the hashtag #MassacreMitch. That was a twist on the #MoscowMitch moniker his adversaries had developed a week earlier to chastise him for blocking election security legislation.

The video that prompted the Twitter lockout was provided to The New York Times by the McConnell campaign. In it, a protester can be heard using expletives to describe the senator and suggesting that rather than injure his shoulder, Mr. McConnell “should have broken” his neck. She also muses that someone or something should be stabbed in the heart.

“Twitter will allow the words ‘Massacre Mitch’ to trend nationally on their platform, but locks our account for posting actual threats against us,” Mr. Golden said.

The Twitter turmoil began over the weekend when the Team Mitch account posted a photo of a mock graveyard filled with faux tombs marked with the names of people and policies Mr. McConnell has opposed. (Mr. McConnell, who is running for re-election in 2020, has sometimes cast himself as the “grim reaper” for liberal legislation.) One of the tombstones was labeled “Amy McGrath” and dated Nov. 3, 2020, which is Election Day.

Ms. McGrath, a Democrat and retired Marine, is challenging Mr. McConnell for his Senate seat. She criticized him for posting the photo soon after the shooting in El Paso on Saturday, and said she found it “troubling that our politics have become so nasty and personal that the Senate majority leader thinks it’s appropriate to use imagery of the death of a political opponent (me) as messaging.”

Then on Monday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, reposted a photo of a group of young men wearing “Team Mitch” T-shirts clustered around a cardboard cutout of her. One of the young men had his hand at the cutout’s neck, while another appeared to be going in for a kiss.

“Are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch?” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez wrote in her tweet to Mr. McConnell.

In a series of statements, Mr. Golden said the young men were high school students and not campaign staff members, and added that “Team Mitch in no way condones any aggressive, suggestive or demeaning act toward life-sized cardboard cutouts of any gender.”

As for the faux graveyard, he said supporters had “built a homage” to an editorial cartoon that appeared in The Lexington Herald-Leader earlier this year.

“This is the problem with the speech police in America today,” he said. “The Lexington Herald can attack Mitch with cartoon tombstones of his opponents, but we can’t mock it.”

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Amy McGrath Mocks Her Own State In Interview As Cocaine Mitch Smiles

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Remember Amy McGrath? She burst onto the scene a few weeks ago as the new hot topic among Democrats. Running against Mitch McConnell is a tall order, but McGrath was going to be the new Beto O’Rourke, taking advantage of a fawning media and Hollywood pumping money into her coffers. NBC News coordinated a hit against McConnell with her campaign launch, allowing McGrath to announce to the glowing approval of Morning Joe.

That euphoria lasted about five minutes because she’s actually just an awful candidate. Just days later, McGrath would change her mind three times on whether she would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh. Meanwhile, Team Mitch started rolling out her old quotes claiming to be the most far left person in Kentucky. That went over about as well as you’d expect in a heavy majority red state.

Obviously, McGrath needed a boost so she did what all sensible people would do. She went on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, because nothing says “I’m a moderate challenger to McConnell” like sitting down with a woman who called Ivanka Trump a ****.

The interview itself was the least of her worries though. It was how and where the interview was conducted that really shows how tone deaf McGrath is.

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Yes, that’s Amy McGrath being interviewed in a barn, surrounded by fried chicken and parody whiskies while someone picks a banjo. Samantha Bee then sarcastically narrates that this is an “environment that made sure to respect her rich blue grass heritage.” There’s even a horse.

Rule number one in politics? Don’t insult the voters you are needing to bring to your side in order to win your race. Bee’s entire presentation is one giant mockery of Kentucky’s history and culture. For my part, I don’t mind laughing at stereotypes, but from a strategic standpoint, what the heck did I just watch? The path to unseat any incumbent is to position yourself more in line with the voters that your opponent. This accomplishes the opposite. It makes McGrath look like someone who cares more about glad handing with New York elites than the people in her own state.

Mitch McConnell has to be looking on and smiling at this point. He couldn’t have scripted a better start to his re-election effort.

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McConnell Campaign Calls Out Liberal NY Times Columnist for Spreading Debunked Smear of Cocaine Mitch

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks back to his office after speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

It never fails.

Someone finds what they think is a juicy “gotcha” on someone they don’t like, and they throw it on social media to “inform” everyone of the “shocking” revelation.

It gets tons of likes/RTs/hearts, etc.

But oftentimes the “gotcha” is either not true or highly deceptive, not telling the full picture.

Such was the case this morning when a self-proclaimed “#Resist” Twitter user by the name of Akki tweeted out net worth figures for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in order to insinuate something sinister was behind the sharp rise in the numbers. Here’s what he tweeted:

As of this writing, his tweet has nearly 11,300 retweets and nearly 24,000 likes.

Liberal New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof saw the tweet and quote RT’d it, asking for comment from the Senator:

That tweet has over to 1,800 retweets and 4,300 likes.

The only problem with the insinuation that McConnell got rich from nefarious means is that it’s not true:

From that Snopes piece:

That influx was the result of an inheritance his wife received upon the death of her mother, and that information has been part of public discourse since 2014, when it became campaign fodder for McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Allison Lundergan Grimes:

[…]

Although the meme and the campaign ad upon which it was likely based were set up to make it seem as if McConnell’s wealth increase were the result of his role in the Senate and thus involved unethical or illegal activities, most of his net worth actually derives from his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who hails from a wealthy business family and married McConnell in 1993.

Instead of issuing a correction of his own, Kristof simply retweeted Howard’s tweet.

In contrast to the thousands of RTs and likes both Akki and Kristof received for their tweets, Howard’s currently has a mere 6 retweets and 39 likes.

To make the fake news even worse, neither “Akki” nor Kristof have deleted their original tweets.

Team Mitch roasted the columnist for it:

I’ve said it a million times: If you get something wrong on social media, don’t just amplify someone’s correction (or your own), delete your original post.

It’s what an honest person would do, anyway.

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