Tea Party logic continues to astound me.
WASHINGTON — A tea party group released a new ad on Tuesday claiming that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the reason Kentucky is “stuck with gay marriage,” because he recommended a federal judge — 22 years ago — who recently ruled in favor of same-sex marriage rights.
The Senate Conservatives Fund, which finances tea party candidates including McConnell challenger Matt Bevin, is running the 60-second radio spot statewide for a week. In the ad, a man and a woman, both of whom display a remarkable knowledge of the judge’s background, discuss how McConnell recommended U.S. District Judge John Heyburn to President George H.W. Bush in 1992. Last week, Heyburn ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.