On Fox News Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted he had been 'wrong' that President Barack Obama had not left a pandemic plan, when confronted by anchor Bret Baier.
McConnell's about-face drew mockery from social media, with many commentators gleeful that the Republican had admitted to a major falsehood.
@JCTheResistance @SenateGOP Mitch McConnell is backed into a corner and forced to admit he lied about the Obama adm… https://t.co/iGK2rGSJeE— Dame jones (@Dame jones)1589502620.0
I give McConnell credit. It's rare for a Republican to admit error and acknowledge reality. Much more common respon… https://t.co/aUWzOPzwaK— Jonathan Chait (@Jonathan Chait)1589500177.0
So after saying Obama "should have kept his mouth shut," McConnell seems a bit chastened to learn that a 69-page pa… https://t.co/pMf1JkfOjC— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu)1589501325.0
@thehill Now it is time to tell the truth about the Trump Administration, Mitch.— Concerned Citizen (@Concerned Citizen)1589502169.0
@thehill https://t.co/QsRroWoenh— me (@me)1589502088.0
@thehill typical. Make bald faced lie to supporters. They eat it up. Then perform the walk back when nobody is listening.— Dan Lichtenstein (@Dan Lichtenstein)1589502090.0
@thehill Now do Merrick Garland— Neil "A Certain Very Important Person" Jacobson (@Neil "A Certain Very Important Person" Jacobson)1589502303.0