Yellowhammer News’ Dale Jackson pushes for Mitch McConnell statue in Senate leader’s Alabama birthplace
Radio host and Yellowhammer News contributor Dale Jackson is pushing for a statue of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the senator’s birthplace of Sheffield, Alabama, after he led the successful effort to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
McConnell was born on February 20, 1942 in Sheffield and lived in Athens, Alabama, until his family moved to Georgia when he was eight. The Republican from Kentucky received a key to the city of Sheffield in 2001, along with the late Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), who was born within six months of McConnell at the same facility – Colbert County Hospital, which is now known as Helen Keller Memorial Hospital.
“After Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the citizens of Sheffield, Alabama should honor Cocaine Mitch by building a statue in his honor,” Jackson said, referring to McConnell’s newfound nickname.
He continued, “McConnell stopped Merrick Garland’s confirmation and guided Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land which could secure a conservative majority on the court for decades.”
Jackson has started a fundraising effort for the statue, which you can view here.
“After we raise the money we will give it to the city council of Sheffield, Alabama to build a statue of this American hero,” Jackson explained.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn