Amy McGrath, the Democrat running to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ripped the Senate majority leader for a photo tweeted by his campaign of a fake graveyard with one tombstone bearing her name.
The image was shared just hours after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas left 22 people dead and many more injured.
“Hours after the El Paso shooting, Mitch McConnell proudly tweeted this photo. I find it so troubling that our politics have become so nasty and personal that the Senate Majority Leader thinks it’s appropriate to use imagery of the death of a political opponent (me) as messaging. It’s symptomatic of what is wrong with our system. I’m fine with the ordinary rough and tumble of politics, but this strikes me as beyond the pale.”
The tombstones read “R.I.P” above various people and ideals McConnell has defeated or plans to defeat, including socialism, the Green New Deal, Merrick Garland, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and McGrath.
McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden told ABC News via email, “Our supporters built an homage to the Courier-Journal cartoon at Fancy Farm and we posted their work. Amy McGrath has tweeted this very cartoon several times, and it’s shameful that she’s pretending not to know exactly what it is referencing in order to politicize a tragedy.”