STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

McConnell team tweets 'Narcos' reference for Blankenship loss

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's team tweeted its own spin on the poster for the Netflix series' "Narcos" on ...

Posted: May 9, 2018 12:13 PM
Updated: May 9, 2018 12:13 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's team tweeted its own spin on the poster for the Netflix series' "Narcos" on Tuesday evening, an apparent reference to Senate candidate Don Blankenship's nickname for the Kentucky Republican.

The tweet was posted after it was projected that ex-con Blankenship had lost the West Virginia Republican primary election for a US Senate seat.

It showed McConnell surrounded by a white, powdery substance next to the phrase "Thanks for playing, Don."

In one of Blankenship's campaign advertisements, he had referred to McConnell as "Cocaine Mitch," a remark he later defended in a press release.

"His father-in-law who founded and owns a large Chinese shipping company has given Mitch and his wife millions of dollars over the years. The company was implicated recently in smuggling cocaine from Colombia to Europe, hidden aboard a company ship carrying foreign coal was $7 million dollars of cocaine and that is why we've deemed him 'Cocaine Mitch,'" the press release said.

The official "Narcos" twitter account responded to McConnell's tweet, writing: "Low blow, Mitch."

"Narcos," according to its description on Netflix, is "the true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels."

Blankenship conceded Tuesday evening, and CNN projections showed him placing third behind Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins.

St. Joseph
Cloudy
69° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 69°
Maryville
Partly Cloudy
68° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 68°
Savannah
Mostly Cloudy
69° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 69°
Cameron
Cloudy
67° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 67°
Atchison
Cloudy
69° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 69°
Clouds will continue to move into the area tonight with a slight chance for an isolated shower. Tomorrow we will see a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms move through the area, mainly through the morning and afternoon hours. Temperatures will warm into the upper 60s and lower 70s. Rain chances are set to continue on Sunday with temperatures back in the 60s. Rain chances will linger into next week. The rain will be on the lighter side Monday into Tuesday. Ran showers will increase with the possibility for a few thunderstorms Wednesday into Thursday. Temperatures will continue warm into next week with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Best of St. Joe

 

Community Events