Mitch McConnell Says He Worked For Equal Pay His Entire Career, But Tried To Block It Four Times

Liar Mitch McConnell claims he's always supported equal pay for women.

Mitch McConnell suddenly claims he’s ‘worked his entire career’ to get equal pay for women. Could Alison Lundergan Grimes have something to do with that? Photo collage meme by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

Many of us will be surprised to learn that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a closet feminist and long-time supporter of equal pay for women. Think Progress reports that a woman who works for Mitch McConnell for Senate campaign back home told reporters:

As the father of three daughters, fair pay for women is more than a talking point for Sen. McConnell. It’s something he’s worked to achieve his entire career by setting an example for others and promoting thoughtful policies to ensure talent overcomes bias.

There’s just one little problem with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s late-onset feminism.

Wow, who knew? Maybe Sen. Mitch McConnell’s not such a bad guy after all. There’s just one little problem with Myrtle the Turtle’s late-onset feminism. It doesn’t exist. McConnell’s own record shows he voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 two times (it still passed), and that he also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act twice. Had it passed, the law would have strengthened the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Back in April, Emily’s List — a group that promotes women’s issues and funds women who are running for office — published a list of all the awful anti-women laws McConnell has supported, and all the pro-women laws he has voted against.

Here’s the short list of Senator Mitch McConnell’s sins in the Senate:

  • Voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
  • Voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009.
  • Voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2010.
  • Co-sponsored the Blunt Amendment in 2012, which would have allowed employers to deny women health coverage for “moral” and “religious” reasons.
  • Backed Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit over covering birth control for its female workers.
  • Voted against renewing the Violence Against Women act in 2013.

Mitch McConnell doesn’t care about women. He just cares about getting his butt whupped.

The above statement is a pack of lies that was likely  prompted by the Democratic rival nipping at his heels, not a change of heart. The once long-shot candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes — a well-connected rising star in the blue grass state’s political scene — wants Mitch McConnell’s seat. She also has a good shot at winning it. An early November poll from MoveOn shows that Grimes and McConnell are running “neck in neck” in the race for Senate. Plus, a startling 52 percent of voters down home view Mitch McConnell unfavorably, as opposed to only 42 percent who still like him.

Grimes also cares more about the issues that her, um, fellow women care about. For starters, she demands equal pay for equal work and wants to raise the U.S. minimum wage. Two thirds of women in our country work for minimum wage or less (servers and others who work for tips get only $2.13 per hour). Equal pay also might hit home with women in Kentucky, who only make 72 cents for every man’s dollar. That’s five cents per hour less than the national average. Because 140,000 women in Grimes’ state have children under the age of six, Grimes also wants tax breaks for businesses that provide on-the-job childcare for their workers.

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