POLITICO -The Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential prospects look like a “rerun of the Golden Girls,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell jabbed on Friday.
NOTE: The Kentucky Democratic Party immediately jumped on the comment calling for McConnell to apologize to Hillary Clinton, launching an online petition.
“Finally, don’t tell me that Democrats are the party of the future when their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a rerun of the ‘Golden Girls,’” McConnell said in his morning address to CPAC, drawing laughter and applause.
“We’ve got Rand Paul, we’ve got Marco Rubio, we’ve got Paul Ryan and a slew of smart, young and energetic governors,” McConnell continued, generating more cheers. “And the other guys? They’ve got Hillary and Joe Biden. So don’t tell me, folks. Don’t tell me.”
A spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee later bashed McConnell as “part of the problem in Washington.”
“Even many conservative Republicans acknowledge that Mitch McConnell is a huge part of the problem in Washington,” DSCC spokesman Matt Canter said in an email the DSCC sent to POLITICO. “Republicans, Democrats, and Independents agree that Mitch McConnell cares more about playing politics than any principles – conservative or otherwise.”