Ex-Clinton aide faces backlash for mocking McConnell’s fall, refuses to apologize
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News
Democrat accuses Senator McConnell of politicizing anti-Semitism issue
A former aide to Hillary Clinton is facing backlash for mocking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over video of the Kentucky Republican falling down, though others on social media pointed out that McConnell had survived a bout of polio as a child.
Adam Parkhomenko, a Democratic strategist who served in Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, shared a video on Wednesday of McConnell falling while stepping onstage at a campaign event.
The video included the theme music from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which is a commonly used meme on social media. He shared it again on Thursday in hopes of reaching one million views.
Yesterday I posted this new found footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America. 368,000 views overnight. Mitch McConnell does not want you to let this video get up to 1,000,000 views. pic.twitter.com/PZTGBGOrjt
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 4, 2019
Many pointed out on social media that McConnell had polio as a child and that paralysis from the disease has had a lasting effect on the lawmaker. Others slammed Parkhomenko for his “disgusting” tweet:
Mitch McConnell had polio as a child. He has difficulty with stairs at times.
Policy critique is fair, ideally mocking a disability should stay far away from the dialogue https://t.co/Fttwn2Zk1b
— Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) April 4, 2019