Amy McGrath’s attempt to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is off to a rocky start.

On the first day of her campaign, she had to answer for how she plans to run as a pro-Trump Democrat who will advance the president’s agenda better than McConnell, even though she compared President Donald Trump’s election to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Wednesday, she went back and forth about whether or not she would have voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in light of the sexual assault accusation levied against him by Christine Blasey Ford.

What she said at first

“I was very concerned about Judge Kavanaugh, what I felt like were the far-right stances that he had,” McGrath said to the Louisville Courier-Journal. “However, there was nothing in his record that I think would disqualify him in any way. And the fact is when you have the president and the Senate, this is our system, and so I don’t think there was anything that would have disqualified him in my mind. … yeah I probably would have voted for him.”

McGrath said in the same interview that she thought Ford’s allegations were credible but that they shouldn’t disqualify him because of the amount of time that had passed since the alleged assault.

What she said later in the day

“I was asked earlier today about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and I answered based upon his qualifications to be on the Supreme Court,” McGrath wrote in a tweet. “But upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no. I know I disappointed many today with my initial answer on how I would have voted on Brett Kavanaugh. I will make mistakes and always own up to them. The priority is defeating Mitch McConnell.”

She did not elaborate on what exactly she discovered about his record during the day Wednesday that led her to fully change her stance.

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