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Yarmuth: McConnell Should Apologize for Gun Control Email

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says Sen. Mitch McConnell should apologize foran e-mailMcConnell’s campaign sent to supporters last week.The communication was from the Republican’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, and its subject line was, “Watch Out, They’re Coming For Your Guns.”Yarmuth, a Democrat, says it was an attempt to distort the 23 executive actions on gun control announced recently by President Obama."Even if we give Senator McConnell the benefit of the doubt as to whether he actually knew what his campaign manager was putting out, he is responsible, as we all are, for what our employees do in our name," Yarmuth said on the House floor.  "I call on Sen. McConnell to apologize to his supporters, some of whom are my constituents, for stoking totally irrational and unjustifiable fear."McConnell has also sent out telephone message to supporters promising to fight the president’s gun control initiatives, prompted by last month’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.McConnell claims the president is overstepping his bounds with the actions, prompted by last month’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. 

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