USA Today ‘Exposes’ Descendants of Republicans Who Owned Slaves

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opposition to the U.S. paying reparations to descendants of slaves has bubbled back to the surface following a report saying his Alabama family owned more than a dozen slaves.

The NBC News report published Monday says census information and ancestry records show two of the Kentucky Republican’s great-great-grandfathers — James McConnell and Richard Daley — owned at least 14 slaves in Limestone County, Alabama.

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, when none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea,” McConnell said in June. “We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We’ve elected an African American president.”

USA Today

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