MCGRATH CAMPAIGN STAFF: “A LOT OF PEOPLE TURN THAT INTO LIKE SHE
SUPPORTS TRUMP, OR SHE SUPPORTS THE WALL, OR WHATEVER IT IS NOT TRUE”
PEOPLE REPRESENTING [MCGRATH] HER “ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING OUT
OF THEIR WAY TO CORRECT SOME THINGS IF THEY THINK THAT MEANS THAT LIKE TRUMP SUPPORTERS WILL VOTE FOR HER”
ABBY COX, NORTHERN KY FIELD ORGANIZER: “…IT'S NOT THAT SHE [MCGRATH] LIKE SUPPORTS HIM [TRUMP]
COX: “SHE DOESN’T” [SUPPORT COAL]
[COVINGTON, K.Y. – SEPTEMBER 16, 2020] The U.S. Senate campaign for Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath was caught on hidden camera sharing conflicting viewpoints, imploring staff to appear “more moderate” and neglecting to correct voters who may otherwise vote for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell even if “its not true.”
Footage released today by Project Veritas Action Fund (PVAF), a not for profit investigative journalist organization, shows Abby Cox, Northern Kentucky Field Organizer for McGrath “off the clock” and emphasizing how McGrath has to appear to be supportive of President Trump, and Pro-life even though her personal views are in complete contradiction.
“It's not that she [McGrath] like supports him [Trump], but in order to like do this thing we're trying to do, that's sorta what's required,” said Cox. “The way we need to do it (win the election) is not by like talking about policy.”
Recent polls suggest the Bluegrass State which elected a Democratic governor in 2019 was in play for McGrath. However, the state has received mixed messaging from the candidate, her campaign and website.
“I have to wonder, how much integrity does McGrath and her campaign have if they “selectively edit out” all of the actual policies that will be enacted once elected?” asked James O’Keefe, Founder and CEO of PVAF.
Cox recently told a PVAF journalist several bombastic remarks on topics ranging from coal to what the campaign would rather talk about with voters including:
ABBY COX, NORTHERN KY FIELD ORGANIZER, AMY MCGRATH CAMPAIGN – “People on the campaign representing her are not necessarily going out of their way to like correct some things if they think that means that like Trump supporters will vote for her.”
ABBY COX, NORTHERN KY FIELD ORGANIZER, AMY MCGRATH CAMPAIGN – “It's kind of the bottom line. And I think from there, a lot of people turn that into like she supports Trump, or she supports the wall, or whatever. It is not true.”
ABBY COX, NORTHERN KY FIELD ORGANIZER, AMY MCGRATH CAMPAIGN – “I think what is hard, and like I don't agree with this personally, but I think some of the communications people on our campaign are fine with, they're like oh some, you know, Republicans think that she [McGrath] supports those things and that makes them vote her like, we'll take it. And I was like well, I don't really know about that.”
ABBY COX, NORTHERN KY FIELD ORGANIZER, AMY MCGRATH CAMPAIGN – “So, she doesn’t [support coal]. She is basically like; this is where it’s tricky because she doesn’t have super specific policy things where like I’m committed to talking about [what it is?] and”
McGrath’s campaign has stumbled since the start with misleading two black lung patients to appear in their campaign ad and more recently announcing Dan Kanninen to take over for Mark Nickolas as campaign manager. McGrath deflected when asked about the move. However, she has kept Nicolas on payroll as a paid media consultant. Kanninen, who recently joined the campaign, served on the failed presidential bid of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.