Don't count Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) among those who support reparations.
McConnell was asked about the matter at his weekly news conference on Tuesday, responding that he doesn't think "reparations are a good idea." Among McConnell's reasons were the fact that slavery ended over 150 years ago, no one alive was responsible for it, and it would be too difficult to figure out whom to compensate. He added that the U.S. has already made several efforts to reconcile with its "original sin," including fighting the Civil War, passing civil rights legislation, and electing former President Barack Obama.
Mitch McConnell: “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea ...” He also mentions that “we’ve elected an African-American president.” pic.twitter.com/yNRhFhiT6O