A Democrat running for Congress in Kentucky, Amy McGrath, once said that President Donald Trump’s election gave her the same “feeling” as the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
McGrath, a retired marine, spoke at a “Meet the Candidate Series” event in November, where she said that the morning after Trump was elected, “I woke up like somebody had sucker-punched me. I mean, I felt like, ‘what has just happened to my country?’”
“The only feeling I can describe that’s any close to it was the feeling I had after 9/11,” she said. “‘What just happened, where are we going from here,’ and it was that just sinking feeling of sadness, and I didn’t know what to do.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee told the Free Beacon that McGrath should apologize for her “deeply insensitive, divisive, and disappointing” remark.
“In her own words, Amy McGrath woke up the morning after President Donald Trump’s election feeling the same way she felt after a terrorist attack where 2,977 Americans were killed,” said NRCC press secretary Maddie Anderson.
“Her rhetoric is deeply insensitive, divisive, and disappointing. She should apologize immediately for saying that our President’s election caused her to experience the same emotions as the families of 9/11 victims.”
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