A female Marine is standing up to Mitch McConnell, and taking his Senate seat (VIDEO)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has himself some competition in the upcoming 2020 election.
Retired US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath, who was raised in Kentucky, and was a fighter pilot, will be running as a Democrat to take back the Senate. Her husband is a Republican.
"I’m running to replace Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate. Everything that’s wrong with Washington had to start somewhere—it started with him. With your help, we can defeat Mitch and defend democracy."
"Everything that’s wrong with Washington had to start somewhere—it started with him." She's referencing McConnell's time in office, dating back to 1985.
She will have some challenges. A Democrat hasn't been elected as a senator from that state since 1992.
Amy isn't worried, though.
“I've been always somebody who stepped up to the plate when asked, when I felt like my country needed me, and this is one of those times," she told the Associated Press.
She believes that Kentuckians are upset that President Trump hasn't fulfilled his promises to them as president, and that McConnell is a big reason why. Trump said he'd "drain the swamp" and lower prescription drug prices, but there has been no progress on these issues.
“Those things haven’t happened because of guys like Senator McConnell,” she said.
Shortly after Amy made her announcement, she informed people that McConnell was already making up stories about her.
"It’s been 6 hours since I announced that I’m running for Senate, and Mitch McConnell is already lying about me and my record. This isn’t new—this is how McConnell operates after 34 years running the swamp."
He must be scared that he's going to lose this thing, and to a woman.