Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was among the first to call for the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s battle flag to come down in public spaces.
He subsequently suggested that it may be time to remove a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky state capitol, and put it in a museum.
The Kentucky senator was not always so scrupulous:
The image was taken in the early 1990s at the Big Springs Country Club in Louisville during a meeting of the John Hunt Morgan Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The picture is hosted on the blog “Political Poet,” maintained by Ben Kennedy, author of a biography of St. Joan of Arc and currently chaplain of the same chapter of the SCV.
Kennedy told The Daily Caller, “Anyone who’s ashamed of what God created them to be, which includes their heritage, is ultimately denying Him. People that deny their heritage deny God. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot more pictures of him come out, not only with the battle flag and with our group, but pictures of him with other groups, if you know what I mean.”
When contacted for comment, Sen. McConnell’s office directed TheDC to his statement on the 22nd, declining further comment.