Democratic senatorial candidate Amy McGrath canceled a scheduled MSNBC appearance on Sunday after a rocky campaign launch.
McGrath, who is challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his seat in Kentucky, was scheduled to appear Sunday night on the program “Kasie DC” to discuss the race. (RELATED: Amy McGrath To Challenge Mitch McConnell In Kentucky)
However, as host Kasie Hunt revealed on air, McGrath “canceled her appearance on our show at the last minute.”
“Amy McGrath had quite a week after announcing her run against Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky,” Hunt explained. “First, she raised a record $2.5 million on the first day of her campaign, but then she flipped her position just twice in one day on whether she would’ve voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”
McGrath had previously expressed opposition to confirming Kavanaugh because of his pro-life views, but on Wednesday she told the Louisville Courier Journal that she would have supported putting the judge on the high court.
“You know, I think that with Judge Kavanaugh, yeah, I probably would have voted for him,” McGrath said, denying that there was anything disqualifying in Kavanaugh’s judicial record.
Just four hours later, she backtracked, insisting that she “answered based upon his qualifications to be on the Supreme Court” and “upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no.”
I was asked earlier today about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and I answered based upon his qualifications to be on the Supreme Court. But upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no.
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) July 10, 2019
The flip-flop on Kavanaugh wasn’t the only point of contention McGrath had to answer for at the start of her campaign against McConnell. During a CNN appearance last Tuesday, McGrath was asked to clarify comments she made during her 2018 congressional run comparing Trump’s election to 9/11.
“You know many of us were spurred into action by what happened in 2016, the labeling of each other as they’re all communists, or they’re all this, or they’re all that, and the fake news. The divisiveness of our country was something I had never seen before,” McGrath attempted to explain, adding that she understood why people were offended by her remarks.