McGrath says she would have voted to convict Trump in Senate

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Amy McGrath

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath says she would have voted to convict President Donald Trump on both impeachment counts.

McGrath said Wednesday the evidence against Trump was overwhelming. She condemned the president’s acquittal in the Senate led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky.

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McConnell’s campaign says McGrath’s comments show she’s out of step with Kentuckians.

The Republican incumbent’s campaign says McGrath’s support for Trump’s removal is a “shameful attempt to silence the voices” of Kentuckians who helped elect Trump in 2016.

McGrath is among a bevy of Democrats vying to challenge McConnell in this year’s election.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.