Mark Hamill tore Senator Mitch McConnell apart after laughing as he was grilled over the federal response to the coronavirus in the Kentucky debate on Monday.
“McConnell’s gleeful laughter when McGrath talks about his failures on COVID is… what pure evil looks like,” the 69-year-old veteran actor tweeted.
Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars anthology, added the hashtag #Chilling to the post.
Latest: Mark Hamill, 69, tore Senator Mitch McConnell apart after laughing as he was grilled over the federal response to the coronavirus in the Kentucky debate on Monday
The streak came when McConnell was asked about the pandemic by his Democratic opponent Amy McGrath, as the retired United States Marine Corps fighter pilot spoke to him about the federal response.
McGrath said the Republican leader’s response amounted to a “dereliction of duty” amid misplaced priorities at the highest levels of government.
“His only job is to help America get through this crisis right now by passing legislation to keep our economy afloat so people can make ends meet and instead of doing that he’s trying to push through a candidate for the Supreme Court right now, instead of negotiating, and that’s what he should have done all summer to get there, ”she said.
The outgoing senator, who is running for his seventh term, downplayed his platform: “I think her whole campaign is this: she’s a navy, she’s a mother and I’ve been there for too long.” “
Frankly: the Star Wars actor often gives his political opinions via social networks
Amy McGrath, retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot, is McConnell’s Democratic opponent in the election
Outgoing senator is running for seventh term in Kentucky
McGrath said, “Senator, you have been here 36 years. What is it like, Kentucky?
The debate preceded Kentucky’s start to collect ballots by in-person voting, in addition to the mail-in ballots that are already arriving.
In the debate, McGrath cited her military background in contrast to what she called partisan politics on McConnell’s part in accusing Democrats of inability to strike deals.
“If you want to call yourself a leader, you have to get things done,” she said. “Those of us who served in the Marines, we don’t just point the finger at the other side, we get the job done.
The Star Wars actor often voices his political views via social media, calling President Donald Trump “the worst president in US history” in a separate tweet.