Blankenship Questions McConnell’s Marriage

West Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship (R) questioned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) marriage to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, suggesting the Senate leader faced a conflict of interest in foreign relations since Chao’s father is “a wealthy Chinaperson,” the New York Times reports.

He added that “there’s a lot of connections to some of the brass, if you will, in China.”

Said Blankenship: “I read in books that people think he’s soft on China.”

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