Sen. Mitch McConnell visits Hazard, speaks on various topics

Sen. Mitch McConnel speaks at HCTC
Sen. Mitch McConnel speaks at HCTC(WYMT)
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 2:29 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday, Hazard Community and Technical College was host to U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell touched on a variety of topics impacting the nation. He talked about the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade which allowed abortions in the country.

Once the Supreme Court overturned it, Kentucky’s trigger law took effect, essentially banning all abortions in the state unless a pregnancy threatens the mother’s life. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s trigger law.

”I do approve of the Supreme Court decision,” he said. “I think they did the right thing in returning this issue to the people’s elected representative’s all over the country.”

He talked about a divided government. He added he disagrees with the Biden Administration on many issues, but he said he is not in favor of fighting.

”If you’re a football fan, think of it this way, look for issues within in the 40 yard line that you can actually agree on and make some progress for the country,” he said. “If you can, and I’ve participated in a couple things already.”

The senator agrees with the Biden Administration in helping Ukraine win its war against Russia. He called the war quote “pure evil on display.” However, he said he believes America should not enforce a solution with Ukrainians that they do not want to live with.

”In the meantime, I think our goal ought to be to send President Zelenskyy anything that will shoot,” he said. “Anything that will shoot that they think will help them.”

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