- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 4, 2019

A Democratic strategist and former Hillary Clinton aide sparked outrage on Twitter Thursday after he mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a polio survivor, for tripping on some stairs.

Adam Parkhomenko, who served as national field director for the Democratic National Committee in 2016, posted an old clip of Mr. McConnell falling onstage at a press conference.

“Yesterday I posted this new found footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America,” Mr. Parkhomenko wrote.

Twitter users immediately pointed out that Mr. McConnell overcame a debilitating case of polio as a child and still deals with the effects today. Mr. Parkhomenko refused to delete the tweet and doubled down, attempting to paint Mr. McConnell as a hypocrite for opposing Obamacare.

“Weird how we never hear about McConnell’s polio when he’s trying to take away people’s healthcare or looking the other way when Rand goes anti-vaxxer,” he wrote. “I will delete the tweet when Mitch stops trying to take away coverage from those with pre-existing conditions or…in general.”

Mr. Parkhomenko also slammed Capitol Hill reporters who criticized his tweet.

“Watching cap hill reporters run to Mitch McConnell’s defense explains how he’s been able to do all of the terrible things that he has done, including in the last 24 hours,” he wrote.

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