Reporter Tries To Guilt Mitch McConnell Over Unverified Claims Against Top Republican

( During a contentious panel discussion, Axios writer Jonathan Swan pressed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on some of the more controversial Republican Senate candidates he’s promoting in the midterm elections.
Swan pressed McConnell on what he meant when he said the GOP should back electable nominees in the run-up to the 2022 midterm elections. According to McConnell, deciding who to support requires making a value judgment on candidates, especially those who can appeal to suburban voters.
McConnell stated that he concluded that the right needed to restructure its business model after 2010 and 2012. He didn’t mean a philosophical litmus test, or whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, but can you appeal to a general election audience.
Swan then inquired about two Republican Senate candidates who are battling scandals. The first is former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who resigned in 2018 after being accused of serious sexual misconduct.
Greitens has also tied his candidacy to Trump, blasting McConnell and his Republican allies.
In remarks relayed to McConnell by Swan, Greitens said that he wanted to tell Karl Rove and Mitch McConnell personally to pay attention to what he was saying. He went on to call them a bunch of filthy cowards, and he was on his way to get them. He would no longer allow them to assault him and his children and ruin his country.
McConnell told Swan that he anticipated Greitens’ misconduct claims would be taken into account by Missouri primary voters.
Swan then moved on to another contender, former NFL great Herschel Walker, who is running for Senate in Georgia, a vital state.
Swan reminded McConnell that he endorsed him, despite his ex-wife claiming he threatened her with a gun and yelled, ‘I’m going to blow your effing brains out.’ He said he’s also been accused of threatening the life of an ex-girlfriend.
“What makes him a good candidate?” Swan wanted to know.
McConnell said that Herschel Walker had addressed that issue several times over the previous ten years.
Swan said that It’s a huge problem.
McConnell responded by saying he had stated that he was having some difficulties in his life. He has been a model citizen in recent years, revered as a hero in Georgia.
“Almost every contender has gone through a rough patch,” McConnell added.
Swan began to say that not nearly every candidate had aimed a pistol at their significant other’s head.
Swan questioned McConnell to explain why he endorsed Walker after knowing of the claims, and McConnell, annoyed by the grilling, finally determined that Walker had a fantastic chance of winning.
The left argues that people convicted of the most heinous crimes should have a right to vote, but people who haven’t been convicted are not good enough to run for office.