Kentucky is among the highest recipients of federal support
On average, blue states are already less dependent on federal funding. Furthermore, the states McConnell and Hewitt picked on, California, Illinois, and Connecticut, are among the fifteen states that take the LEAST money from the federal government. (They were also among the first nine to issue stay at home orders.)
And where does McConnell’s home state of Kentucky rank? Number FIVE. That’s right, only four states receive more federal funding than Mitch’s. And that those aren’t even coronavirus-related funds.
McConnell’s home state is struggling even harder while contending with the pandemic. Louisville lawmakers are currently turning to their federal representatives looking for “general fund relief” so that they don’t have to “cut the services” people depend on. Apparently, he’s willing to sacrifice is own constituents if it means he gets to stick it to the Democrats.