Sen. Thad Cochran (R) Didn’t Know Anything About Cantor’s Defeat
June 13, 2014 - 9:02 am
In a brief interview with Fox News, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) admits that he knows nothing about the shocking defeat of House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor. At all.
Cochran, who is in a run-off against Chris McDaniel to retain the Senate seat he has held for decades after neither got 50% of the vote in the Mississippi Republican primary, said that he “hadn’t followed that campaign very closely at all.”
INTERVIEWER: What happened in Virginia the other day, does that concern you for your chances here in this run-off?
COCHRAN: I don’t know what you’re talking about. What happened in Virginia?
INTERVIEWER: With Eric Cantor losing his seat.
COCHRAN: Well, I haven’t followed that campaign very closely at all.
How is that even possible?
This is far from Cochran’s first troublesome quote since the primary deadlock. He came out the day after the primary calling McDaniel “dangerous,” a quote sure to be used by the Democrats against McDaniel if he prevails in the runoff. Cochran also told a joke yesterday, in which he said that as a child he did “indecent things to animals.” He probably meant that he hunted them, but the phrasing leaves far too much room for other interpretations.