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Sen. McConnell says his 'not my job' comment on employment was taken out of context
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, April 25, 2014 11:40 AM EDT
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says his comments that it is not his job to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky county were taken out of context.
In his statement, McConnell says all government officials should work to create jobs, pointing out a bill he sponsored last year that would lower federal taxes for areas that have high unemployment.
Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called McConnell's comments reprehensible. She says her first priority would be to create jobs.