Former Clinton aide doesn’t care about mocking Mitch McConnell’s disability

New York Post | 4/5/2019 | Staff
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A former aide to Hillary Clinton is sparking outrage for mocking Mitch McConnell for tripping on stairs – and not backing down when informed the Senate majority leader had polio as a child.

Adam Parkhomenko, who also served as national field director for the Democratic National Committee in 2016, posted an old clip of McConnell falling onstage during a press conference.

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“Yesterday I posted this new found footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America. 368,000 views overnight. Mitch McConnell does not want you to let this video get up to 1,000,000 views,” Parkhomenko wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Outraged critics promptly slammed the tone-deaf Parkhomenko, pointing out that McConnell was still dealing with the effects of the debilitating paralytic disease.

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“It’s the result of a childhood illness, which you may not have known when you posted this. But now that you do, you should delete it. It’s cruel and unnecessary to mock people for disabilities,” attorney and CNN analyst Susan Hennessey tweeted.

But Parkhomenko, 33, who worked for Clinton’s presidential campaign, refused to back down.

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