Mitch McConnell Earns ‘Mostly False’ Rating for Claims on Violence Against Women Act Vote - Linkis.com
WASHINGTON — PolitiFact is giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a “mostly false” rating for his claim that he voted for a stronger version of the Violence Against Women Act than the version backed by President Barack Obama.
The fact-checking project of the Tampa Bay Times examined a recent McConnell campaign ad titled “As Is,” in which he claims that he “voted for even stronger protections than Obama’s agenda will allow” when the Senate weighed in on VAWA last year. What the ad doesn’t say is that McConnell actually voted against the version of VAWA that passed the Senate and went on to become law, and he instead supported a scaled-back GOP version of the legislation that left out key protections for LGBT, Native American and undocumented immigrant victims of domestic abuse.
PolitiFact tried to make sense of McConnell’s claim: