The West Virginia Senate race became one of the most bizarre in a long time thanks to the antics of candidate Don Blankenship. The businessman and ex-convict released an unintentionally funny ad a few days ago.
The “China people” phrase refers to McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao, while “Cocaine Mitch” refers to drugs found on a ship owned by Chao’s father’s company. The Senate Majority Leader went so far as to answer his phone with “Cocaine Mitch.”
Blankenship wound up losing his bid for the Senate, and McConnell took the opportunity to “congratulate” Blankenship on his efforts – and the result was glorious.
The McConnell tweet refers to the Netflix series Narcos, and the show’s official Twitter account weighed in too.
It’s nice to see that McConnell has a sense of humor, but more importantly it’s nice to see that we have one less bad candidate beclowning the GOP this year.