McConnell says he made ‘inadvertent omission’ in voting remarks amid backlash

McConnell sparked online backlash earlier this week when he was asked during a press conference if voters of color would be negatively impacted if Democrats’ sweeping election and voting bill didn’t pass.

“The concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,” McConnell said at the time.

McConnell, on Friday, initially said that the word he left out of his earlier comments was “almost” Americans. Shortly after the press conference in Kentucky ended, McConnell, after consulting with an aide, walked back to the microphone and corrected his clarification, saying that the word he had accidentally left out while speaking to reporters in D.C. earlier this week was “all”.

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