Mitch McConnell is trying to hide his family owning multiple female slaves
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's great-great grandfathers owned at least 14 slaves in Limestone County, Alabama, and most were female.
That's his family history. It was reported on by NBC citing 19th century census records. It's a fact.
Yet - McConnell has never acknowledged this openly. He even refused to talk about it in his 2016 memoir, "The Long Game." That's even though the book discussed the topic of slavery twice. He's probably ashamed by it. And, rightfully so.
McConnell is also against reparations, which would compensate the descendant of slaves for having less opportunities, even though their great-great grandfathers and mothers were imprisoned to bring white families more economic benefit. That's the idea behind reparations.
Here was how McConnell responded on the issue shortly before a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties:
"I don't think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, when none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea. "We've tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We've elected an African American president."
McConnell's office was asked numerous times if he is aware of his family's history and so far, on the record at least, McConnell has not admitted to it.