McConnell has been unpopular in his home state for
years, but his approval rating plunged in one poll to a rock-bottom 18
percent — with a re-election campaign looming in 2020. In January, he had raised red flags among Republicans and -Democrats alike
when he took a key role in lifting sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg
Deripaska, a Putin ally under FBI investigation for his involvement in
2016 election-meddling; three months later, Deripaska’s aluminum
company, Rusal, announced a $200 million investment in Kentucky.
Publisher: Rolling Stone | Author: Bob Moser